Police are appealing for information after an attempted robbery in Wallsend.
The incident happened at about 5.25pm on Tuesday at Windsor Grocers on Windsor Drive.
A man entered the store and threatened the store owner.
The man was challenged by the owner and ran off empty-handed heading left down Windsor Drive.
The store owner was not injured during the incident.
The suspect was wearing a grey long-sleeved hoodie, burgundy tracksuit trousers, Adidas trainers, with a knitted balaclava over his face and carrying a black backpack.
Officers are carrying out inquiries and appealing for any witnesses or anyone with any information to contact Northumbria Police on 101 and quote reference number 718 09/01/18, or alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.