A WOMAN shop worker has been threatened with a knife during a robbery in Guisborough this morning.

The robber targeted McColls on Westgate at around 6.30am but a member of the public apprehended the suspect until police arrived on the scene.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: "A woman was threatened with a knife, however, thankfully she was uninjured. A member of the public managed to detain the suspect until police arrived on scene.

"A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and he remains in custody whilst enquiries are ongoing."

  • Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information to contact A/DS Robert Sedlatschek on the non-emergency number 101, quoting the event number 143981. Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org