Shopworker pushed to the floor by beer thief at Sunderland 24-hour petrol station

A man has been charged with a series of offences after a police were initially called to reports of theft from a 24-hour Sunderland petrol station in the early hours of today.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 4:47 pm

Northumbria Police officers were called to the Morrisons Daily store off the A690 in the Barnes area of the city following a call this morning, Tuesday, March 9.

The force has since confirmed a man has been charged in relation to the incident at the shop.

The incident is not related to ram raids which also happened in Sunderland on Tuesday morning.

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Damage could be seen to the door of the petrol station in the wake of the incident.

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A spokesperson said: “Shortly after 3am today we received a report of a theft at a petrol station garage on Durham Road, Sunderland.

“It was reported that a man entered the shop and stole a crate of beer.

"When confronted by a female shopworker, the man then pushed her before causing damage to the door.

“A 24-year-old man was arrested and has since been charged with theft, criminal damage and common assault.

"He is due to appear before magistrates in South Tyneside next month.”

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