A MASKED gunman threatened shop workers before raiding the safe during a terrifying robbery.
The man stormed into Simply Food and Drink, in Newcastle Road, at about 10.05pm yesterday and ordered staff to hand over cash at gunpoint.
No-one was injured during the attack and police are carrying out inquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to phone police on 101 ex 69191.
Read tomorrow’s Sunderland Echo for more.