Robber chased by witnesses after breaking Wetherby shop worker’s nose

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A female shop worker suffered a broken nose after she was repeatedly punch in the face by a robber in a daylight attack.

The 53-year-old was working at Dresses and Cupcakes in Westgate, Wetherby, this morning (Tuesday) when the man walked in and pulled a chain from her neck.

Det Sgt Andy Cass, from Leeds CID, said: “The man then tried to unsuccessfully steal the woman’s rings. He then punched her a number of times in the face and ran off, dropping the necklace in the process.

“As he ran in the direction of Crossley Street he was chased by a number of members of the public, but managed to get into a small blue car and drive away.”

The women suffered a broken and bloodied nose and was treated by ambulance staff.

Det Sgt Cass addeD: “This was a nasty and violent assault that is thankfully unusual for what is a friendly town. There were a number of members of the public who tried to intervene so we are appealing for them to get in touch.”

The man was 6ft tall and was wearing gloves, dark blue jeans, beige or brown canvas trainers and a black coat with a grey hood.

Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Robin Milner

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