South Shields bookmakers robbed by armed men in decorating suits
Two men wearing decorating suits and armed with a knife and a hammer have robbed a bookmakers in South Shields.
The raid happened just after 21:00 GMT on Saturday at Chisholm Bookmakers on Fielding Court, Biddick Hall.
Northumbria Police said both the men were wearing paper decorating suits, one white and one blue, and they were armed with a knife and a hammer.
They demanded cash and made off with it in the direction of Biddick Hall School. No-one was injured.