Cash was stolen during an armed robbery at a Newbiggin newsagents’ on Thursday morning.
A man wearing a dark hooded top and baseball cap walked into the shop, in Front Street, shortly after 11am.
No one was injured, however, the man made off with a money box, kept behind the counter.
Police have increased patrols in the area to assist in the investigation of the robbery and to reassure businesses and residents.
Any with witnesses are asked to contact police in Ashington on the 101 non-emergency number, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.