POLICE investigating a shop robbery in Sunderland have arrested three people.

Officers were called to reports of a robbery at the convenience store News 2000 on the city’s Roker Avenue at at 8.15pm on Sunday, March 9.

A police spokesmans said: “Two men went into the shop, one armed with a pair of scissors, and threatened a staff member before stealing a small amount of cash.

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“Last night (Tuesday March 11), police arrested two men aged 20 and 18 years old, and a male youth aged 16, on suspicion of robbery.

“They are currently in custody helping police with their enquiries.”

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 1264 09/03/14.