A TEENAGE shop assistant was threatened with a knife during a robbery at an off licence on Bank Holiday Monday.

The 19-year-old woman was at work at Booze Busters in Dalton Way, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, when the robber entered at about 6.30pm on Monday, August 25.

The man produced a large knife and demanded money and alcohol, before leaving with a quantity of cash and two one litre bottles of Bells whisky.

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The shop assistant, although physically unharmed, was extremely distressed after the incident.

A 35-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the incident and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Detective Constable Anne Wraith of Newton Aycliffe CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.