AN INVESTIGATION is underway after an alleged robbery from a shop.

The incident at the store in Etherley Close was reported to police at about 9.05am yesterday.

A police spokesperson said: "A man entered the store and threatened a woman with a knife and a small amount of cash was stolen.

"The man then made off from the scene."

Officers have arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of robbery and he remains in police custody at this time.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to contact Stockton CID on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 023345.

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