Masked raiders threaten man with knife in armed robbery at Leeds shop

CCTV images of the robbery at Oakwood Lane, Leeds.
CCTV images of the robbery at Oakwood Lane, Leeds.
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A MAN was threatened with a knife during a raid at a convenience store in Leeds.

Two men entered the store on Oakwood Lane and started placing cigarettes in a white builders bag.

When confronted by the member of staff, one of the men threatened him with a knife before taking the cash box from the till.

The men left with the cigarettes and cash and drove off in a silver Citroen Xsara Picasso towards Foundry Lane, near Harehills.

Police have released CCTV images to try and trace the men, who are both described as white, aged between 30 to 40 years old, with local accents.

Detective constable Phil Mayer, of Leeds District CID, said: “While both men have their faces covered throughout the robbery, we are hopeful that someone may recognise their clothing or recall seeing the vehicle involved around the time of the offence.”

The incident took place at around 10.20pm on Sunday, May 17.

Anyone with information can call Leeds District CID on 101.

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