Knife robbery at Harrogate shop

Police officers at the One Stop Shop of Devonshire Place, after a daylight armed robbery of Sunday, May 5. Photo: Tim Cook
Police officers at the One Stop Shop of Devonshire Place, after a daylight armed robbery of Sunday, May 5. Photo: Tim Cook
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Police have issued an urgent appeal for witnesses after an armed robber threatened Harrogate shop staff with a knife.

A man got away with cash after robbing the One Stop Community Store on Devonshire Place, Harrogate at knife point at around 1.50pm on Sunday, May 5.

He entered the store and threatened staff with what police have called “a bladed weapon”, ordering them to hand over money.

The man escaped on foot with a quantity of cash before making his way along Skipton Road.

Shop staff were shaken up by the incident, but physically uninjured, a police spokesman has said.

Detective Sergeant Paul Schofield of Harrogate CID, said: “The shop is on a busy road in a residential area and we expect a number of people to have been around at the time of the robbery. I would like anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the incident or saw a man matching the suspect’s description to contact the police a soon as possible.”

Police officers have been carrying out searches of the local area to locate the suspect who was wearing a white or grey hoodie and similar coloured tracksuit bottoms. He wore a covering over his face and had his hood up during the robbery.

Anyone with any information which could assist the police investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police without delay by calling 101, select option 2 and ask for Harrogate CID.

If you prefer not to give your name, you can pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference 12130071728 when calling about this incident.