Masked raiders flee with money and cigarettes after armed robbery at Leeds supermarket

Police call for information following an armed robbery at a Leeds supermarket.

Three masked men armed with knives entered the Swarcliffe Avenue cooperative at around 8:30 p.m. last night (November 10) and threatened staff.

They stole money from a crate and a large quantity of cigarettes, which they loaded into a builder’s bag.

They drove in a silver Toyota Yaris driven by a fourth man.

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Detective Inspector Guy Shackleton, of the Leeds District CID, said: “None of the staff involved were physically injured, but it was obviously a distressing experience for them.

“We are conducting extensive investigations to identify suspects and would like to hear from anyone who has witnessed the incident or who has information that could assist the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Leeds District CID via 101 citing crime reference 13210581013 or online via

Information can be transmitted anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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