Video: Armed robbery at Leeds city centre watch shop

MASKED armed robbers struck at a watch shop in the upmarket Victoria Quarter in Leeds city centre today.

Police said three balaclava clad men armed with hammers, axes and a fire extinguisher smashed display cabinets at Watchfinder in County Arcade at Victoria Quarter before escaping with items just after 10am today. (July 17)

The incident scene. PIC: John Blow

The incident scene. PIC: John Blow

They left the scene in a car driven by a fourth man.

Detectives from Leeds Distritct CID are currently at the scene as investigations continue.

Witnesses are asked to call police on 101, quoting log number 522 of July 17.

A spokesperson for Victoria Leeds said: “We can confirm that an incident took place at one of our retail stores this morning. No one was injured but the matter is now being handled by the police.”

County Arcade, Leeds.

County Arcade, Leeds.

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