Two post offices hit by thieves on same morning
A theft of cash took place from a post office counter in Ponteland on Friday, and about 15 minutes later, money was stolen from a similar shop in Belsay.
Northumbria Police received a report just after 11am that a man had made off with around £2,000 while the assistant was distracted after going into the post office at The Arcade, Belsay.
Officers were also contacted by McColl’s newsagents in Broadway, Darras Hall. The theft from this shop is reported to have been at around 10.45am.
It is not known at this stage if there is any link between the two.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101, quoting logs 383 14/06/19 (Belsay) or 386 14/06/19 (Ponteland).