CCTV issued in Northumberland robbery investigation

Police investigating a robbery at a shop in Northumberland have released CCTV images of two men they are hoping to trace

Police at the scene in Hadston, near Amble
Police at the scene in Hadston, near Amble

Police investigating a robbery at a shop in Northumberland have released CCTV images of two men they are hoping to trace.

The robbery happened at the Co-op store, at Hadston, near Amble, at 10pm on October 5, when two masked men went into the store and threatened staff.

They then stole a quantity of cash.

Both were armed, one with a handgun - it is not known if this was real or imitation - and the other with a knife. They left the store on foot and ran towards the estate at the rear of the shop.

Police originally arrested two men aged 23 and 28 in connection with the incident, but following further investigation, they have been released with no further action by police.

Detectives have now released CCTV images of two men they need to speak to. It is believed the men could have information which would help the investigation into the robbery.

CCTV stills of the footage of the suspects
CCTV stills of the footage of the suspects
 

DC Mark Redfern. who is leading the inquiry into the robbery, said: “Extensive enquiries have been ongoing into this incident and it’s still very much an active investigation. We’ve released CCTV images of two men who we need to speak to who we believe have information important to the enquiry.

“I’d ask anyone who has information about who these men are to get in touch with us, as well as those who witnessed the incident or who has information but have yet to come forward. Information can be treated in the strictest of confidence.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 1573 05/10/13.

Alternately, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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