Armed robbers threatened staff at building society in Leeds

Detectives have released these images following the armed robbery.
Detectives have released these images following the armed robbery.

Building society staff were threatened with weapons during an armed robbery in Leeds.

The suspects entered Leeds Building Society on Armley Town Street at around 9.40am yesterday. (Feb 9)

They made threats before one of the suspects jumped in to the staff area.

He removed cash from drawers before the gang made their escape.

A number of members of the public were in the branch at the time, but none of the customers or staff were injured.

It is believed the suspect who entered the staff area has an eye injury. 

Detective Constable Smurthwaite, of Leeds CID, said: "I would appeal to anyone who may have any information about those people in the CCTV images to come forward."

Anyone with any information, or who can identify any of those pictured, is asked to contact Det Con Smurthwaite at Leeds CID via 101, quoting 13170062612.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Ian Beaumont of KPMG

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