Two lone women robbed at knifepoint in Holbeck, Leeds

Two lone women have been robbed at knifepoint in the Holbeck area of Leeds.

Friday, 15th March 2019, 10:32 am
Updated Friday, 15th March 2019, 10:33 am

The robberies took place on the evening of Wednesday, March 13.

Police officers deployed into the area and found a male who matched the description still in the area.

They then arrested him.

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-> Drunk barman glassed customer in head as he played pool during Mad Friday attack at city centre barIn a statement on Twitter West Yorkshire Police Leeds Crime Team said: "Yesterday evening 2 reports of knifepoint robberies on lone females in the Holbeck area of Leeds. DCT officers immediately deployed into the area and located a Male matching description still loitering in the area. Arrested and the clock started ticking.."

They later issued an update on Twitter to say the man had been charged with two offences of robbery and possession of a knife.

His bail was denied.

-> Gang of four men slash man in his sixties in the faceThe Leeds Crime Team said: "Real team effort and significant enquiries including CCTV, interviews, witness identity parades completed through the day which has resulted in the male being charged with two offences of Robbery and possession of a knife. Bail Denied."

Two lone women have been robbed at knifepoint in the Holbeck area of Leeds.