Four arrested after attempted robbery
Dated: 02 Jul 2012
Police have arrested three men and a teenage boy after an attempted robbery at a bookmakers in Gateshead.
At 7:10pm on Sunday, July 1, police received a report that a group man had entered the Betfred store in Lane Head, Ryton, and one of the group approached staff and demanded cash.
The member of staff refused the man and the group fled the scene.
It is believed he was armed with a small kitchen style knife.
Officers have arrested four men - aged 15,18,21 and 23 - on suspicion of attempt robbery.
They are currently in police custody.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.