An armed man stole a charity in Wickam, near Newcastle, overnight.
A man armed with a gun entered Hannell Street and threatened two men before asking them to hand over money.
The man then made a knife, making new threats to men. He walked behind the counter and stole money in a register. He left and was last seen running west on Greenway Street.
He is about 180 cm tall, of medium height and wearing dark clothes, his face covered.
The men were not injured during the incident and investigations continue.