Robber threatened staff with screwdriver at Leeds Sainsbury’s

The robber forced his way into the staff area at the store
The robber forced his way into the staff area at the store
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An armed robber held a screwdriver to a worker’s neck in a raid at a Leeds petrol station shop.

Police are appealing for information after the incident at Sainsbury’s petrol station in Stile Hill Way, Colton.

The hooded thief walked into the shop at about 10pm last Monday, July 27, and forced his way into the staff area.

He brandished a screwdriver and held it to the victim’s neck and demanded money before assaulting her.

Police said he escaped with a “substantial amount” of cash.

Detective Constable Sarah Banks, of Leeds CID, said: “This was a frightening experience for the two female members of staff who were working at the time and we would urgently like to hear from anyone who thinks they know who this man might be or who saw someone fitting his description in the area at the time.”

The robber was white, in his late twenties to early thirties, about 5ft 8ins tall and slim. He had fair or ginger hair and blotchy skin with acne scarring around his eyes.

Anyone with information should call Det Con Banks at Elland Road police station via 101.