Four masked men grab lone woman at knifepoint during York Road BP service station robbery in Whinmoor

Four masked men grabbed a lone woman at knifepoint at a service station during a terrifying robbery.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 12:28 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 12:39 pm

The men, who were wearing dark clothing, went into the BP service station in York Road, Whinmoor, at about 7.40pm yesterday (Wednesday).

One of the men was armed with a large knife and grabbed hold of the woman and threw her to the floor before forcing her to open the till.

The suspects stole cash from the till and grabbed cigarettes before driving off.

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The BP service station in York Road, Whinmoor.

Detective Inspector Michael Herbert, of Leeds District CID, said: “This was obviously a frightening experience for the member of staff involved and she has been left understandably distressed by it.

“We are carrying out extensive enquiries to identify those responsible and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the suspects in the vicinity.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13210196913 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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