Arrest after shop robbed

Police at the scene in Vicarage Gardens

Police at the scene in Vicarage Gardens

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A NEWSAGENT’S was robbed by a man claiming he was armed.

Cora’s, in Vicarage Gardens, Hartlepool, was targeted at 1.50pm yesterday.

Shop staff said a man claimed he was “armed and demanded money from the till”.

A police community support officer (PCSO) stood guard outside the shop yesterday afternoon as enquiries began.

A 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery and was being quizzed at Hartlepool Police Station, in Avenue Road, last night.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “We would appeal for anyone with information about this incident to contact the police.”

Ring Hartlepool Police on the non-emergency 101 number of Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.