Man and woman arrested after violent street robbery leaves two men injured in Holbeck

A man and a woman have been arrested after two men were assaulted in a violent street robbery in Holbeck last night.

By Abbey Maclure
Saturday, 16th November 2019, 12:14 pm
Updated Saturday, 16th November 2019, 3:08 pm

Police are searching for two potential victims of the robbery, which occurred outside a church on St Matthew's Street in Holbeck.

The two men were seen to have been approached by a man and a woman, who assaulted them before taking their belongings.

The victims were seen walking towards Top Moor Side, with one of the men supporting the other, but they have not come forward to police.

A police cordon at the scene of the violent robbery on St Matthew's Street in Holbeck

They are described as white, in their forties, both with short hair.

Police officers believe that one of the men may have sustained facial injuries in the attack.

A 29-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman have been arrested in connection with the incident and are being held in police custody.

Officers investigating the incident are urging the two men to come forward, or anyone with information to get in touch.

DC Richard Kelly of the Leeds District Crime Team said: “It is important that we quickly contact the two men attacked, primarily to establish their welfare and to ascertain if they require medical assistance.

“They may also be able to assist in our ongoing investigations around what is a serious incident. We have already made checks locally, but have not yet been able to identify or contact them.

“The pair are described as white and in their forties, both with short hair.

“I would urge these men to get in touch immediately and would also call on anyone who could help locate them to contact the non-emergency number 101 referencing log 1943 of 15/11.”