Appeal for information on car after Post Office robbery

Police investigating a Post Office robbery in North Shields are appealing for information about a car seen in the area at the time.

Two men went into the Post Office in Nile Street just after 7.05pm on Friday, January 10, and stole an amount of cash, fleeing the scene in a car driven by a third man.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of robbery.

Detectives are now appealing for information about a silver Honda Civic whish was parked in Nile Street on the night of the robbery.

Detective Inspector Steve Wouldhave said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who might have seen the silver Honda Civic parked in Nile Street in the hours leading up to when the robbery took place on Friday, January 10.

“We think that it may have had a 61 registration plate on it, however that could have been false and might have been changed since the robbery took place.

“We want to hear from anyone who might have been in Nile Street that night and noticed the car. Perhaps they saw people sat in it or acting suspiciously around it.

“If anyone saw anything and thinks they may be able to help us with the investigation then I’d urge them to contact police as soon as possible.

“We’d also like to hear from anyone who might have seen the car leave the area or who might have seen it since to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should ring police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 1038 of 10/01/14 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.