Appeal after Wearside schoolboy has money snatched from hand

The incident took place in Hetton.
The incident took place in Hetton.
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Police are appealing for witnesses after money was snatched from a schoolboy.

The incident happened between 8.50am and 8.55am on Wednesday, October 19, in Front Street in Hetton.

The boy had the money in his hand when it was snatched from him by the offender who then ran off.

The 13-year-old boy was not injured in the incident.

The offender is described as male, white, aged in his 20s and of medium build. He was wearing a dark blue tracksuit top and bottoms with the hood up. He ran off towards the shops in Hetton.

Officers are carrying out inquiries and appealing for information.

Local Neighbourhood Inspector Vicky Quinn said: "We're aware of concerns that have been raised by parents at Hetton Comprehensive and would like to offer our reassurance that we are working closely with the school. Both our and the schools main priority is the welfare and well-being of pupils and we continue to offer support to the school to ensure this and will be working with the school following half term to offer safety advice."

Anyone with information about the theft should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 221 191016 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.