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Man arrested in connection to armed robbery in the Jesmond Waitrose

It happened this morning

Police have arrested a man in connection to an armed robbery that happened in Jesmond this morning.

According to a Northumbria Police statement, they received a report at 7.10am this morning to say that a man had entered Waitrose this morning, threatened staff and stolen 120 packets of cigarettes.

Nobody was injured and police are appealing to any witnesses to come forward.

If you have any information contact officers on 101 quoting log 151 23/02/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Updates to follow.