Shop staff shaken after three men threaten workers in cash robbery

A search is under way to find three men who threatened workers as they stole cash from their shop's till.

Thursday, 13th December 2018, 2:55 pm
Updated Friday, 14th December 2018, 7:29 am
The Spar shop in Mendip Avenue, Chester-le-Street, was targeted in a robbery last night. Image copyright Google Maps.

Detectives are appealing for information following the robbery at the Spar store in Mendip Avenue, Chester-le-Street, at around 9.15pm last night.

Three men wearing dark clothing entered the store and threatened staff inside before stealing cash from the till.

Detective Sergeant Gareth Hodgson, from Consett CID, said: “Thankfully, the staff members were unharmed however have understandably been left shaken by this incident.

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“We are appealing to anyone with information relating to the robbery to come forward.”

Please call us on 101 quoting incident number 472 of December 12.