Published On: Wed, Feb 25th, 2015 on 4:51 pm

Knifepoint robber casually walks out of shop as he robs cashier in 15 seconds

Detectives from British Transport Police (BTP) have today released CCTV footage of a cashier being subjected to a frightening knifepoint robbery at a newsagent’s near Leeds station.

Knifepoint Robbery Leeds Newsagents

The robber casually strolls into the shop.

Officers released CCTV images and footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with an attack that took place in November last year.

No-one has been arrested and officers are now re-appealing to anyone who may recognise the man to come forward.

The attacker entered Brooks newsagent in Neville Street near Leeds railway station at around 12.15pm on 15 November and held a knife against the throat of the female cashier and demanded she open the till.

Knifepoint Robbery Leeds Newsagents

The cashier is forced to open the till.

He grabbed money and casually walked out of the shop putting the knife back into his pocket, threatening to stab the cashier if she followed him.

All this was done in the matter of 15 seconds, the Yorkshire Standard can reveal.

Knifepoint Robbery Leeds Newsagents

Do you know this man?

“This was a frightening attack”

Detective Constable Jason Ridgway said: “This was a frightening attack which has left the victim extremely shaken and it is vital that we trace the person responsible.

“We have followed a number of lines of enquiry to identify the man but to no avail and we are now hoping that someone will come forward to help us solve this case that will help bring justice for the victim of what must have been a terrifying ordeal.

“If you recognise the man, please contact us.”

Anyone with information on this incident should contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040, or by text on 61016 quoting PSUB/B2 of 22/2/2015.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Images courtesy: British Transport Police.

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