Hunt to find scruffy-looking robber who targeted Sunderland store

Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery at a Sunderland store.
Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery at a Sunderland store.
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The hunt is on to find a robber described as "scruffy-looking" who tried to steal cash from a Sunderland store.

Officers were called to the Nisa store on Toronto Road in Thorney Close around 12.15pm on November 22.

The offender had gone into the store and threatened a shop-worker with a knife.

The worker was not injured and nothing was stolen.

He is described as white, thin, of scruffy appearance, around 20-20 years old and wearing a dark grey jacket.

Any witnesses should ring Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference number 494 261116 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.