Shop guard 'threatened with skewer'

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TWO men were arrested on suspicion of robbery after a security guard was allegedly threatened with a metal skewer-type weapon

The incident took place at 4.45am on Wednesday at Asda in Surtees Road, Peterlee.

The suspects, who are in their mid-20s and from Horden, are alleged to have then fled with a silver DVD player, worth 28.

After CCTV footage was viewed, police tracked two men down before arresting them.

Detectives are keen to trace the DVD player taken during the early morning robbery.

Anyone who may have been offered the DVD player is urged to contact Peterlee CID on 0345 6060365 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.