Police appeal over armed robbery at Sainsbury’s Local in Wetherby


Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a convenience store in Wetherby.

At 11:46pm on Thursday (20 September 2018) police received a report of the incident at the Sainsbury’s Local, in Crossley Street, Wetherby.

Two men, who were wearing balaclavas and were armed with an axe and a machete, entered the store and threatened staff and a customer before stealing cash from a till and cigarettes from the display.

The men ran off down the car park at the side of the store.

Detective Inspector Dave McDougal, of Leeds District CID, said:

No-one was injured during the incident but the victims were left understandably shaken by what happened.

We are carrying out extensive enquiries to identify and trace the people responsible and we would like to hear from anyone who was in the area and witnessed anything suspicious or who has any other information that could assist the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13180470761 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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