Police launch urgent search for suspect after shopkeeper pepper sprayed during violent robbery

Police have launched an urgent search for a suspect - after a shopkeeper was pepper sprayed during a violent robbery

Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 4:37 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 5:08 pm

Shortly before 2pm on August 21, 2020, a man entered the Londis convenience store on Woodhouse Street, Woodhouse, and put packets of steak and jars of coffee in his jacket before leaving the shop.

When challenged outside by the owner and two members of staff, he sprayed them with a canister of pepper spray before running off, police said.

Officers had been pursuing specific lines of enquiry in relation to the incident, which occurred in August last year, but those enquiries have now concluded without identifying the suspect.

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Police are appealing for information to help identify a suspect over a violent robbery at a shop in Leeds last year.

Anyone who recognises the man in the image is asked to contact PC 6671 Cavalier via 101 quoting crime reference 13200421660 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

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