Man arrested after robbery in shopping street

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A man has been arrested after a shopper had her bag snatched.

The woman, was walking along Woods Terrace at about 12 o’clock on Friday when a man approached her from behind and grabbed the small, pink, zipped bag she was carrying before escaping.

The 31-year-old victim was left shaken but uninjured by the incident.

The bag contained a small amount of money and banks cards.

Police have now arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of robbery and in connection with a house burglary.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has information that could help identify the man responsible, can contact Peterlee CID via 101.