Leeds shopkeeper robbed of hundreds of pounds at knifepoint

The robber was mixed race, about 6ft 2ins tall and slim
The robber was mixed race, about 6ft 2ins tall and slim
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A robber stole hundreds of pounds from a shop in Leeds after threatening the owner with a knife.

The thief walked into Queenshill Stores, in Queenshill Approach, Moortown, at about 7.15pm on Monday, December 7.

He jumped over the counter before threatening the 60-year-old manager with a knife and forcing him to hand over cash.

Another staff member tried to grab the robber as he fled the shop, suffered a cut to his finger from the knife in the process.

Detective Constable Nathalie Tasker, of Leeds CID, said: “This was a frightening incident for the victims and we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation.

“Although the CCTV images don’t show the suspect’s face, someone may recognise him from the physical description and his clothing.”

The robber was mixed race, about 6ft 2ins tall and of slim, athletic build. He was wearing a khaki green padded jacket, black woollen hat and a black and white patterned scarf.

Anyone with information should contact Det Con Tasker at Elland Road police station via 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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