A WORKER was threatened at knifepoint by a gang who tried to rob a Hartlepool newsagent’s.
At about 3.40pm on Friday, May 1, three men entered Bungalow Stores in Stratford Road.
They threatened the member of staff with knives, but they left empty-handed and no one was injured.
Three youths - one aged 17 and two 18-year-olds - were later arrested on suspicion of burglary.
They have been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Police are asking anyone with information about the crime to call Pc Christopher Bryan on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.