Armed Robbery at Habib News in Middlesbrough

Police are appealing for information after an armed robbery occurred at Habib News on Ayresome Green Lane in Middlesbrough.

The incident occurred yesterday, Sunday 11th November at 4:30pm when three men entered the store and threatened a woman in the shop with a weapon. They then stole a quantity of cash from the till and left the shop in the direction of Bell Street.

One of the men was wearing a grey jacket with the hood up, grey trousers, black boots and a black and white face mask. He is thought to be around 5 ft 9” tall.

A second man was wearing a light blue hooded top (no zip on the front) with the hood up, red trousers/ jogging bottoms, dark shoes, one black glove on his right hand and he was carrying a black shoulder bag.

The third man was wearing all black with trousers which had white stripes on the outside of the legs (possibly Adidas) and his top had a large white round emblem on the chest. This man was in possession of the weapon.

As a result of the robbery the woman in the shop was uninjured but is shaken from the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the men responsible is asked to contact DC Kate Brodie from Cleveland Police on 101 quoting 207942. Crimestoppers anonymously can be contacted on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.