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 Did you witness an armed robbery at McColls in West Auckland?


Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a suspected armed robbery at a newsagents in Bishop Auckland.


The incident occurred shortly after 9pm last night (November 21) at McColls newsagents on Front Street, West Auckland.


It is believed the male suspect entered the store and threatened two female members of staff with a small bladed weapon before removing a quantity of cigarettes and cash.


The suspect is described as being around 5ft 8in and was wearing a balaclava, dark coloured jacket and dark coloured bottoms.


Police would now like to speak to anybody who was in the area between 8.45pm and 9.15pm who may have seen the suspect fitting the description outside of the shop prior to the incident or afterwards.


They are also particularly keen for any drivers with dashcam footage to come forward.


Anyone with information should call Bishop Auckland CID on 101 quoting reference number 435 of November 21.