Robbery in North Tyneside
Dated: 07 Feb 2012
Police investigating a report of a robbery in North Tyneside are continuing to appeal for witnesses.
It happened at around 10am on Monday, February 6, at the Grey Horse pub at Camperdown Front Street, when two men wearing dark fleeces and balaclavas broke into the property.
A man aged 22 and a woman aged 52 were assaulted and both suffered head injuries; they received hospital treatment before being discharged.
The offenders made off with a substantial amount of money and are believed to have driven off in a blue N-reg Ford Escort Cosworth with a spoiler on the rear. Police are particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw this car in the area or has information about its whereabouts.
The offenders are both described as being aged between their mid 20s to 30s, one was of large build and was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and an anorak with a hood, while the other was of skinny build and wearing all dark clothing.
DI Jeff Brown said: "We're continuing to make enquiries into this robbery to trace the two men involved and I would urge anyone with information to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
"We're particularly interested in hearing from anyone who has information about the Ford Escort Cosworth car, which has a spoiler, and may have been seen in the area at the time.
"Thankfully the two victims were not seriously injured, however, they have received hospital treatment and were left distressed by the incident.
"Additional patrols are taking place in the area and anyone with any concerns can speak with their local officers."
Anyone who was in the area at the time or witnessed any suspicious activity is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.