Police hunt gunman who robbed Domino's Pizza shop

Police want to speak to this man who may be able to help with their investigation after the Domino's Pizza shop in Houghton was robbed at gunpoint.
Police want to speak to this man who may be able to help with their investigation after the Domino's Pizza shop in Houghton was robbed at gunpoint.

Police are hunting a gunman who stole cash from a Wearside pizza shop.

The robbery happened at Domino's Pizza in Newbottle Street, Houghton, at 11.54pm Saturday.

Domino's Pizza in Newbottle Street, Houghton. Copyright Google Maps.

Domino's Pizza in Newbottle Street, Houghton. Copyright Google Maps.

A man went into the store and pointed what is believed to be a handgun at staff.

He made off with a quantity of cash.

The gun was was not discharged and no-one was injured.

It is not known whether or not the weapon was real or imitation.

Enquiries are on-going and police are keen to speak to the man pictured as it's thought he was in the area at the time and may be able to help police with enquiries.

The man, or anyone who recognises him, is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 1333 110317 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.