Hunt for man who threatened shop woman with knife

The suspect caught on CCTV

The suspect caught on CCTV

First published in News

A man threatened a woman staff member with a knife and stole foreign currency during a robbery at a travel agents.

Police have released CCTV images of the man who targeted Althams, in Lowtown, Pudsey, at about 1.30pm on Wednesday.

He demanded cash from the woman, who was working alone at the time, before brandishing the knife and making more demands for money.

The woman opened the safe and the man took a large amount of money in a mixture of Euros, US dollars and Japanese yen.

The robber was described as white, aged in his 30s, and fat. He had dark brown stubble and was wearing a navy blue beanie hat, navy blue hoodie, dark jeans and dark blue trainers.

Anyone who recognises the man, or who has any information that could help the police investigation, is asked to contact PC Kelda Rogerson on 0113 2413595 or 101. Alternatively, ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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