Hammer-wielding men threaten security guard and steal money case — but it was empty
A pair of would-be robbers armed with a hammer threatened a security guard outside a Howdon shop — but only managed to snatch an empty money case.
The two men confronted the security guard outside Heron Foods on Churchill Street and after a scuffle made off with the empty box.
Police and paramedics were called to the scene but the 53-year-old man did not require any hospital treatment.
Officers are now searching for the culprits and have released descriptions in an attempt to identify them.
One was wearing grey joggers, a blue North Face jacket with grey sleeves with the hood up and was... read more
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