Cash delivery staff trap gunman’s arm in door to foil raid at Leeds Sainsbury’s

CCTV images of the biker at Sainsbury's
CCTV images of the biker at Sainsbury's
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A biker armed with a gun who tried to rob cash delivery drivers at a Leeds supermarket was foiled – when they trapped his arm in a door.

The security staff were restocking a cash machine at Sainsbury’s at the Moor Allerton Centre, Moortown, when the man pounced on Tuesday afternoon.

He tried to follow them into a secure area, but the staff slammed his arm – which was carrying the gun – in the door.

He threatened to shoot them and demanded cash but they refused and he ran from the store before driving away on a dark blue motorcycle believed to be bearing a false registration plate.

He was described as wearing a black motorcycle jacket, which had white Alpinestars logos on it and white details on the forearms and shoulders, and dark blue tracksuit bottoms with white stripes down the sides. He was wearing a black motorcycle helmet which had white and blue markings on it.

Detective Sergeant Mark Atkinson, of Leeds District CID, said: “Although nothing was stolen due to the quick thinking of the cash delivery staff, this was a very distressing incident for them.

“The man was wearing a very distinctive motorbike jacket and the bike he rode off on is also fairly recognisable in the CCTV images.

“It is possibly a Yamaha and the helmet may be one designed to match that particular colour of bike.

“I would like to hear from anyone who recognises these items and thinks they know who he might be or who has seen someone fitting this description either before or after the incident.”

Anyone with any information should contact Det Sgt Atkinson at Leeds CID via 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.