AN image of a suspect has been released by police as detectives investigate a robbery at Middlesbrough shop.

The robbery at the One Stop store on Linthorpe Road, happened at around 4.30pm on Sunday, February 10.

A Cleveland Police spokewoman said: "Officers would like to speak to the male in the image as he may be able to assist with their enquiries.

"A man entered the store and jumped over the counter whilst it was unoccupied by staff and forcibly opened the till, stealing cash from inside.

"As the man left the store he was confronted by staff and members of the public who attempted to detain him. He fought with them in order to escape and made off into Albert Park.

"The suspect is described as a white male, around 5ft 10in tall, around 35 years old, with brown hair and wearing black Adidas shorts and black shoes."

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the man in the image or any witnesses are asked to contact DC Lee Whitehouse from Middlesbrough CID on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 23517.