A lady and her 10-year-old sister had been pressured at hand over £20 throughout a knifepoint robbery in North Shields.
At round 4pm on Wednesday, the police acquired a report of a person pulling out a knife and threatening a 20-year-old lady and her younger sister on Ripley Lane.
He demanded cash and, when the older sister refused, he riffled by means of her purse and made her withdraw money from an ATM on the Post Office on Wallsend Road.
He took £20 from the ladies earlier than he made off.
The man is described as white, round 5ft 8ins, of a slim construct and was sporting a darkish anorak with the hood up and stone washed denims.
Detective Chief Inspector Martin Brooks, of Northumbria Police, stated: “This was a really horrifying ordeal for the 2 younger victims however they acted bravely and did the proper factor by contacting the police as quickly as they presumably might.
“I want to enchantment to anybody who could have info or CCTV footage of that space on Wednesday late afternoon to please come ahead and contact police.
“The smallest piece of data is extraordinarily worthwhile to us so please get in contact.
“We are dedicated to making sure those that search to intimidate, threaten and steal from members of our neighborhood are handled swiftly and robustly.”
Anyone with info or CCTV footage is requested to electronic mail the officer to name 101 or go to our web site, quoting log 600 200121.
You may contact impartial charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.