Halton Post Office police incident: Machete-wielding masked man threatens staff in attempted robbery

A masked man armed with a machete has threatened staff during the attempted robbery of a Post Office in Leeds.

Thursday, 22nd July 2021, 12:50 pm

It happened at about 9.45am today at Halton Post Office in Cross Green Lane.

A masked man wielding a machete entered the shop and threatened staff, but left empty-handed.

He was with a second man who had waited outside.

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Halton Post Office, which has been targeted in an attempted robbery (Photo: Google)

Both ran off in the direction of Sycamore Avenue/Cross Green Lane, West Yorkshire Police said.

The Post Office has been cordoned off by police as they investigate the incident.

A police spokesperson said: "At 9.46am today, police were called to a report of an attempted armed robbery at Halton Post Office, in Cross Green Lane, Leeds.

"A masked male armed with a machete entered the shop and threatened staff but left empty handed. He was with a second male who had waited outside.

"Both ran off in the direction of Sycamore Avenue/Cross Green Lane.

"Officers are at the scene and enquiries are ongoing."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13210369220 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

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

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