Published On: Thu, Apr 30th, 2015 on 11:47 am

Shocking moment man robbed in Leeds, pram almost rolls into traffic

Police have today released CCTV footage of a man they want to identify following a street robbery in Leeds.

York Road Leeds Robbery CCTV

Image: West Yorkshire Police.

At around 4pm on 12 April, a 23-year-old was drawing cash out of the cashpoint outside Yorkshire Bank on York Road, and had his baby with him in a pram when he was approached from behind.

A man put his arm around his throat and demanded the money that had been taken out.

A struggle ensued but a man who was passing with a woman intervened causing the suspect to rip a £10 note that the victim was holding on to.

The attacker ran off down Raincliffe Street.

During the struggle, the victim let go of the pram which began freewheeling towards the busy dual carriageway but was stopped by the man and woman.

The offender was described as black or mixed race, aged around 26, 5ft 10ins tall, with black hair and a goatee beard. He was wearing a black coat, white tracksuit bottoms and black and white trainers.

PC Peter Armstrong, of Leeds District Neighbourhood Crime Team, said: “This was clearly a really distressing incident for the victim particularly given his baby was put at risk by the offender’s actions.

“I would like to hear urgently from anyone who recognises the man shown in the CCTV footage. I would also like to trace the man and woman who intervened to stop the pram and assist the victim.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 134 Armstrong at Stainbeck Police Station on 0113 241 3385 or via 101 or email

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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