Hunt for armed raiders in Sunderland

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POLICE are hunting armed raiders after an incident in a shop.

Two men forced their way into a shop in Hylton Road and tried to gain access to an upstairs flat at about 3.30am yesterday.

They pushed a knife under the door to the flat but left after failing to get in. The occupants were not injured in the incident and nothing was stolen.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or saw suspicious activity in the area at the time to contact them, on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 249 19/04/14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.