Armed raid plea

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DETECTIVES have been speaking to shoppers as part of investigations into an armed robbery.

Police were called on Sunday at 2.30pm to reports that two security guards had been robbed, as they delivered cash to the cashpoint opposite the entrance to the Tesco store in North Burns, Chester-le-Street.

Detective Chief Inspector Victoria Fuller said her officers particularly want to hear from local taxi drivers, as the rank is near the cashpoint and they may have vital information.