Robbers armed with machetes target McColl’s convenience store on Leeds Selby Road

Four armed men wearing balaclavas burst into a corner shop in Halton Moor last night (Monday).

Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 1:41 pm

McColl's in Selby Road was targeted by the men, who were carrying machetes, shortly after 7pm on October 26.

Police say no-one was injured during the incident, but the suspects stole tobacco and cigarettes.

The men are thought to have escaped in a dark coloured vehicle.

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McColl's in Selby Road (photo: Google).

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: "Police are investigating an armed robbery, which occurred at a convenience store on Selby Road in Leeds just after 7pm yesterday (26/10) evening.

"Four men wearing balaclavas entered the store armed with machetes.

"No-one was injured during the incident, however, the suspects left with a quantity of tobacco and cigarettes.

"CCTV enquiries are ongoing to identify those responsible and a dark coloured vehicle, which is believed to have been used to make away from the scene.

"Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 1522 of 26/10 or use the live-chat facility available via the Force website."

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

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