Police have released an image of man they would like to trace after an alleged robbery at a service station.

The incident happened on Sunday, October 16 at 9.05pm. Police received a report saying a man had entered the Boldon Lane Service Station at 9.05pm on Sunday (October 16).

Once inside the premises, he unsuccessfully attempted to open the safe in the rear office before threatening the cashier and taking about £200 from the till.

The cashier was not physically injured but left shaken by the incident. 

An investigation was launched and police have already conducted CCTV inquiries and believe the offender traveled by bicycle from the direction of John Reid Road/Boldon Lane roundabout. 

He then made off at speed down Boldon Lane past the ambulance service station.

Enquiries remain ongoing, and today (Wednesday, October 26) police have issued the image of a man they would like to speak to.

It is believed he was in the area at the time of the incident and could have information that would assist officers.

The man, anyone who knows him, or anything with information is asked to contact police using the ‘Tell Us Something’ page on our website, quoting crime reference 122452F/22.

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