Masked men armed with crowbars rob North Shields supermarket

Two masked men armed with crowbars robbed a North Shields supermarket last night.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the robbery at Tesco Extra on Norham Road in the town, at 9pm on Sunday, January 19.

The two masked men entered the closed store from the rear and stole a quantity of mobile phones.

No one was injured during the incident but staff in the premises were shocked.

One offender is described as 6 ft to 6 ft 2” tall, chubby build, black jacket and black combat trousers, and the second male is slightly smaller in height and thinner build, wearing black clothing. Both were wearing ski masks.

They made off from the store in a dark coloured motor vehicle.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 1119 of 19/01/14 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.