Shots fired as armed men dressed as women rob post office in Leeds
Two armed men dressed as women and wearing wigs have robbed a village post office.
Shots were fired as the robbers attacked the post office on High Street, Boston Spa, on the outskirts of Leeds.
No-one was shot but one post office worker suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital as he tried to stop the pair, who escaped with an unknown amount of cash.
One vehicle used in the robbery, a Nissan Juke, was found on fire at Beeches End in the commuter village.
Detective Inspector Phil Jackson, of Leeds District CID, said: “We are in the early stages of our investigation in to this armed robbery, which is being treated as an isolated incident.
“From our enquiries it would appear that a firearm has been discharged twice, once inside the premises and once outside. No-one was injured as a result of these discharges.
“It was initially reported that two female suspects entered the post office but it has now been established that the suspects were dressed as women and wearing wigs.
“We believe that two vehicles were used in this incident and in addition to the two suspects who entered the post office there may have also been a driver involved. One of the vehicles, a Nissan Juke, has been located burnt out in Beeches End. The other vehicle involved is believed to be a white Mercedes.”
Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to contact Leeds District CID on 101 or pass on the information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.