Images of cross-dressing Boston Spa robbers released
Detectives investigating an armed robbery that took place in Leeds yesterday have released CCTV images of the offenders.
The still images show the two robbers entering the post office on High Street, Boston Spa, at about 9.30am dressed in women’s clothes, wigs and hats, with one being pushed in a wheelchair.
One was holding a shotgun that was discharged once outside and no-one was shot.
One post office worker was hit on the head with a crowbar and was taken to hospital.
A large amount of cash was also recovered from outside the post office and police believe the offenders probably left empty-handed.
Detective Inspector Phil Jackson, of Leeds District CID, said: “The images clearly show how noticeable this pair would have been to anyone who saw them in the moments leading up to the robbery and as they fled from the scene.
“We have spoken to a number of witnesses about the events at the post office itself but are still very keen to speak to anyone who has seen the two offenders or the vehicles they have used either before or after the incident.
“The offenders left the scene in a white Nissan Juke which was found on fire nearby in Beeches End a short time later. That vehicle had been stolen in a burglary in Wetherby overnight on February 6 and 7. It was bearing different false registration plates on the front and back. These had been stolen from two vehicles in the Meanwood and Headingley area over the weekend just gone.
“The Nissan has clearly been missing for some time and we would like to hear from anyone with information on where it might have been in that time.”
A 32-year-old woman was arrested today on suspicion of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and police have also searched an address in the village of Clifford.
It is believed that the robbers left Beeches End in a white sports car.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.