Witness appeal following York robbery

22 July 2011

Detectives in York are appealing for information following a robbery in the city.

It took place at an off-licence on Monkton Road at approximately 10.50pm on Wednesday 20 July 2011 as the owner was securing the premises.

The 40-year-old local man was closing the security shutters when he was forced into the store by two men who threatened him with a knife and then tied him up.

The robbers stole the victim’s wallet, mobile telephone from him as well as stealing the day’s takings from a safe in the shop.

During the incident the victim suffered a minor head injury and was taken to York District Hospital for treatment.

Detective Sergeant Mandy Grundy, of York CID, said: “I am appealing to anyone in the local community who may have witnessed the incident to come forward as I need to speak to them as soon as possible.”

If you can assist with this investigation please contact either DC Mandy Grundy or DC Jennifer Cartwright at York CID on 0845 60 60 24 7 quoting reference number 12110120882. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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