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 Man arrested following cash point robbery in Newton Aycliffe


Officers are appealing for witnesses after a woman was robbed outside of cashpoint in Newton Aycliffe.


The incident happened at around 12.30pm on Friday (March 1).


A woman was using the cash machines outside of Barclays Bank on Beveridge way when the male suspect approached her and took a sum of money.


A 44-year old man was quickly detained at the scene and later arrested on suspicion of robbery.


PC Natalie Winter, from Bishop Auckland CID said: “We would like to thank members of the public for their help in assisting the vulnerable lady.


“Anyone who witnessed the incident or with CCTV/mobile phone footage is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting reference 163 of March 1.”