Tyne & Wear

Money bag stolen from woman at Newcastle cash machine

A robber who snatched a bag containing a large amount of money is being sought by police in Newcastle.

The theft happened when the woman was depositing takings at a cash machine outside Barclays Bank in Belmont Cottages, Westerhope, on Tuesday.

She was approached by a man who grabbed the cream linen bag and made off.

Northumbria Police said the cash taken amounted to "several thousand pounds", and appealed for witnesses to the incident, at 10:50 BST.

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