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Masked robber sought following raid on Leeds pharmacy

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Police have appealed for information after a masked man stormed into a Leeds chemists earlier this week and threatened staff with a knife.

The robbery happened at the Andrew Tylee Pharmacy, in Hyde Park Road, on Tuesday (July 12th).

The man brandished a blade during the incident and demanded that staff hand over cash.

He took a small amount of money from the firm’s till and made a grab for a member of staff’s handbag. When she refused to let go he ran out of the shop.

At the time of the offence, the robber was wearing a dark-coloured hooded top, which possibly had an All Saints logo on the chest, and his face was concealed with a striped scarf. The knife he used was a small black-handled kitchen knife.

Det Con Rob Willis, from Leeds District CID, said: “The staff involved in this incident were understandably traumatised by being threatened at knifepoint by this male and we urgently need to identify him.

“Although he had his face covered, the CCTV images show the clothing he was wearing and his general appearance and we hope someone will recognise him. We would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the man running off.”

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