A WOMAN has been attacked during a robbery at shop this morning.

The 23-year-old victim suffered bruising to her ribs when she was targeted at McColl's on Stockton High Street at 7.40am.

Cleveland Police said a man walked into the premises, demanded money and assaulted the woman in the shop.

A spokeswoman said: "As a result of the assault, the 23-year-old victim has suffered bruising to her ribs and is shaken from the incident.

"The man responsible is described as being a black male and he was wearing a balaclava, black joggers, a baseball style jumper, a flat cap and blue trainers. He was also carrying a dark brown/ red umbrella.

"Following the incident the man left the shop and has taken up to £80 worth of cash."

  • Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the men responsible is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 quoting 098600. Crimestoppers anonymously can be contacted on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org