Robbers with axe and machete take cash from Wetherby store

The Sainsbury's Local in Crossley Street, Wetherby
The Sainsbury's Local in Crossley Street, Wetherby

Two masked robbers wielding an axe and a machete threatened staff and stole cash and cigarettes from a Wetherby convenience store.

The robbery happened at about 11.46pm on Thursday September 20 at Sainsbury Local.

West Yorkshire Police said two men, who were wearing balaclavas, entered the Crossley Street store and threatened staff and a customer before stealing cash from a till and cigarettes from the display.

They then made their escape along the car park at the side of the store.

Detective Inspector Dave McDougal, of Leeds District CID, said: “No-one was injured during the incident but the victims were left understandably shaken by what happened.”

“We are carrying out extensive enquiries to identify and trace the people responsible and we would like to hear from anyone who was in the area and witnessed anything suspicious or who has any other information that could assist the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13180470761 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.