Sunderland street robbery police appeal

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POLICE are appealing for help to trace a car used in a street robbery.

Detectives investigating the robbery in Haddon Road, Grangetown, are appealing for information from the public about the Renault Clio.

The thieves struck at 12.09pm on Monday, August 5, grabbing the bag of cash from an 86-year-old man who was walking along the road, near to the post office.

Officers are appealing for the public’s help to trace the dark green Clio, registration NJ 05 OYZ.

Detective Sergeant Kevin Dipper said: “We need to find this car and identify the current owner.

“We would like to hear from anyone who has seen the car since Monday, August 5, or who knows where it is.”

A 40-year-old Sunderland man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and bailed pending further inquiries.

Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen this car either being driven or parked up.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.