Archive for the 'Robbery' Category


REVEIW OF 2008: Is Gazette Coverage Linked To Money?

Like many people Mr Monkey has always thought the amount of coverage given to local villain Noddy Rice and his family was over the top. Back in August this post speculated as to the real reason for Papa John Szymanski’s (editor of the local snooze-paper and chair of the Malcolm Fan Club) obsession with all things ‘Noddy’.

Is Gazette Coverage Linked To Money?

Mr Monkey normally doesn’t bother buying a copy of the Gazette but tonight will be different!

Mr Monkey wants to check out the Family Notices pages to see how much money has been spent on death notices for Ryan Burns, aka ‘Noddy’ Rice’s son. He reckons that this may explain why the Gazette’s coverage of the Noddy Rice clan is always over the top.

Who knows, the Gazette might even break with recent tradition and actually include something worth reading!


EXCLUSIVE: Robbery in East Boldon

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men believed to be in their late 20s robbed a store in East Boldon.

The robbery took place around 7.20pm on Monday Oct 27th at Sainsburys on Station Terrace, East Boldon. The cashier was pushed to one side before the two men fled with a quantity of cash.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on 03456 043043.


Newsagent Robbed at Knife Point

Around 6.10pm last night a man brandishing a knife demanded cash from staff at Fielding Court Newsagent’s.

He fled with notes and coins from the cash register. No-one was hurt.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said it is believed the man was loitering around the area of Fielding Court shops before the robbery took place.

He said: “The man brandished a knife at staff and demanded cash.

“He was 16-18-years-old, about 5ft8in to 5ft9in, thin, and at the time of the offence wore a black hooded coat, with black tracksuit bottoms, dark trainers, and a black scarf around the lower part of his face.”

Anyone with information should ring Northumbria Police on (03456) 043 043.


EXCLUSIVE: Second Betting Shop Robbed

EXCLUSIVE: Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at Coral’s Bookmakers in Grange Road, Jarrow at around 8.55pm last night.

A man and a woman, aged 16 to 19 years, and between 5’5″ to 5’9″ tall were seen in the vicinity shortly before the robbery. The male entered the bookmakers armed with a claw hammer, jumped over the counter and threatened staff before making off with a quantity of cash in the direction of the Jarrow Crusader public house.

The two female staff on duty at the time were not injured in the robbery but are said to have been shaken by their experience.

At the time of the robbery the male had his hood pulled up and was wearing a scarf around his mouth. He was also wearing a dark coloured sports jacket, dark Adidas track suit bottoms with three stripes, dark socks which were being worn over the tracksuit bottoms and white plimsole type shoes.

The female was wearing a beige or light coloured jacket, denim boot cut jeans and had a bag with a strap which was being worn slung over her shoulder towards the opposite side of her waist.

Detectives investigating the robbery would like to here from anyone who was in the vicinity around 8.30pm. Nearby Santini Pizza and the Ben Lomond public house were particularly busy at this time.

Detectives are also keen to hear from anyone with information about any transport that pair may have used such as a bus or a taxi.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Police immediatley on 03456 043043.

This is the second robbery at a South Tyneside bookmakers in less than a week. On Tuesday, Pagebet on Dean Road was also robbed by a male aged around 18 and armed with a hammer. Click here for details.


Armed Robbery At Dean Rd Bookmakers

EXCLUSIVE: At 8.05pm on Tuesday police were called to Pagebet Bookmakers on Dean Rd, South Shields to investigate a robbery.

A male, aged around 18 and dressed in navy clothing threatened staff with a silver coloured hammer before leaving with a quantity of cash.

Although staff were shocked and shaken by the incident no one was injured.

Anyone with any information should contact South Shields CID on: 03456 043043.

Posted @7.30am on Wednesday 13/8/08

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