East Leeds: Raid cops ask for customer fingerprints

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shop customers are being asked for their fingerprints to help in ann east Leeds robbery investigation.

Detectives probing the raid at Nisa in Scholes, Leeds, want to confirm whether cash they have recovered was part of the robber’s haul.

Police were called to the store at 11am on Sunday, February 6, after a man threatened staff with a gun and fled with cash from the till.

A 34-year-old man was arrested that day and has been in court charged with armed robbery, possessing an imitation firearm, vehicle theft and driving offences.

Police have recovered cash they believe may have been taken during the robbery.

They are now urging people who shopped at the store that morning and paid with a note to be fingerprinted so police can check them against prints found on the notes they recovered. The fingerprints will be destroyed.

Det Insp Paul Conroy from North East Leeds CID, said: “While requests like this are rare, local people could play a pivotal part in this investigation.

“I ask anyone who bought something in the store that morning to get in touch. Their help could make a difference.” Contact DC Clive Newman via 0845 606 0606.

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