A man was injured yesterday afternoon (Thursday, July 27) after an armed robber stormed into a shop in Eston demanding cash. 

The incident occurred at Eston Convenience Store, on Guisborough Street in Eston, at around 4.25 pm. 

The suspect entered the store brandishing weapons and threatened a man in his forties who was in the shop. The victim suffered injuries, but these were minor and did not require hospital treatment. 

The suspect made off with a quantity cash.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and he remains in police custody at this time.

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Now, Cleveland Police have asked any members of the public who may have witnessed the incident to come forward and assist with investigations.  

A spokesperson for the force said: "Any witnesses who have not already spoken to police are asked to call 101, quoting reference number 148282.

"Anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage from the Guisborough Street/ Old Row/ Stonegate areas around the time of the incident are also asked to get in touch, or upload footage directly here:
Appeal after Armed Robbery, Eston | Cleveland Investigate | Community Portal (digital-policing.co.uk) 

"Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800 555 111."