A man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery following a raid at a convenience store in Washington, Tyne and Wear.

Premier Village Lane Washington

Police were called to the Village Lane Premier store following reports that a man entered the store carrying a knife, threatened staff and made off with goods on Sunday 14 April at 9.50pm.

No-one was injured during the robbery but a shop worker was left extremely shaken by the ordeal, according to police reports. Northumbria Police have confirmed that a 58-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and released under police bail.

A spokesman for the force added: “Inquiries are ongoing and anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is urged to come forward.

“Contact police on 101 quoting reference 1020 140419 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”