Woman threatened with knife in Blyth

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News from Northumbria Police

A woman was threated with a knife and had her mobile phone stolen in Blyth.

Police are appealing for information after the robbery in Edward Road in Blyth at around 7.30pm on Friday, October 16.

The 57-year-old woman was walking along Edward Road onto the junction of High Street when she was approached by a man who threatedn her with a knife and stole her phone.

The woman was left shaken by the incident but uninjured.

The offender is described as a white man, aged 18-years-old, 5ft 8inches tall, clean shaven and of slim build.

Detective Inspector Dave English said: “Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and we’re appealing for anyone who may have been in the area of Edward Street and the High Street in Blyth at the time of the incident to contact us.

“Officers have been on patrol in the area speaking with people, carrying out enquiries and offering reassurance to people.

“Anyone who may have information to help should contact police straight away.”

Anyone who may have information to help or have seen anything suspicious at the time of the incident is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 940 16/10/15.