Officers responded immediately, and a white BMW car made off from the scene, colliding with a police vehicle. The car was found abandoned soon after.
Following an extensive search of the area, two people were arrested by police on Harrogate Road, Knaresborough, at 7.20pm. A 24-year-old Ripon man was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery, dangerous driving and failing to stop. A 21-year-old woman from Ripon was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery. Both remain in custody at this time.
Enquiries are ongoing. Anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet already spoken to officers, or has any information that could assist the investigation, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101. Select option 1 and quote reference 12160074166.