Knife-wielding robber in a balaclava approached woman at Sunderland cashpoint

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A WOMAN was left shaken but unhurt after a knife-wielding man in a balaclava approached her at a cashpoint and demanded she withdraw cash.

The victim, who is in her 40s, was approached shortly before 8.43am on Saturday morning at the cashpoint near the post office in Hylton Road.

She was threatened with a knife by the man, who was wearing a green balaclava, a green fleece jacket and tracksuit bottoms. He may have been on a bike.

Enquiries are at a very early stage and police are appealing for anyone who was in Hylton Road this morning and who saw anything to contact them on 101 ext 69191 quoting incident number 455 of 070614.