Tyne & Wear

Robber 'with gun' targets Tyneside bookmakers

A man claiming to have a gun has robbed a bookmakers on Tyneside.

The robber targeted the William Hill shop in Shields Road, Byker, on Thursday evening.

He threatened staff and claimed to have a weapon, although they did not see it. He then fled with a small amount of cash.

He was wearing a hooded top and black tracksuit. Northumbria Police are appealing for anyone with information or any witnesses to come forward.

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