Man arrested after robbery
Dated: 26 Apr 2012
Police have arrested a man after a robbery in Sunderland.
It happened at 1.10pm on Wednesday, April 25, when a 67-year-old man was carrying cash to Barclays Bank at The Green in Southwick.
He was approached by a man who forced the bag of cash from the victim's hands and ran off. A passer-by intervened by tripping the suspect, and after a scuffle the suspect dropped the bag of cash.
He ran off with a very small amount of cash. The victim suffered minor injuries in the incident.
Following enquiries a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery and is currently in custody.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward, particularly the passer-by who intervened, who had left the scene before police arrived.
Chief Inspector Graham Watson, Sunderland Area Command, said: "This area is generally quite a busy place so I'd urge any witnesses to this incident to come forward.
"In particular, we're keen to trace the man who intervened, preventing the offender from getting away with the bag of cash. Him or anyone who knows him should get in touch as soon as possible."
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.