Off-licence staff threatened during robbery

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A MEMBER of staff was threatened with a bottle during a robbery at a North Shields off-licence on Sunday night (October 9).

A man walked into Harry’s Wines and Spirits in West Percy Street at around 10pm, picked up a bottle and brandished it at staff before leaving with a quantity of cash.

Staff were left shocked but uninjured.

Police have arrested a 29-year-old man who is currently in custody helping with their inquiries.

The stolen cash has been recovered and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 03456 043 043 ext 69191.