Detectives are hunting a teenage knifeman who held up a woman shop boss in a terrifying armed robbery.

The 48-year-old wife of the shop owner was left badly shaken when the robber pointed a large knife at her and demanded the money from the till.

The skinny teenage mugger fled with £1,000 takings.

The robbery took place at the Quix News corner shop, in Wrose Road, Wrose, Bradford, at about 7pm on Saturday.

The suspect, who was carrying a knife, went up to the counter and demanded money from the till. The woman handed over some coins but the robber made further demands for cash and walked round behind the counter.

Still pointing the knife, he stood next to the frightened woman, who opened the till and stood to one side.

The robber rifled banknotes from the till, walked outside and ran off along Wrose Road towards Five Lane Ends.

Detective Inspector Richard Partis, of Airedale and North Bradford CID, said the robber had pointed the knife towards the woman but had not touched her with it.

He said: “The woman was not physically injured, but she was very shaken up. It was an extremely terrifying incident for her. She is being supported by neighbourhood policing team officers.”

He added: “We are continuing inquiries in the area, and we would appreciate any help from the public. We would particularly like to hear from anyone who saw a youth, either running away from the shop or hanging about there before the robbery.”

The suspect was in his mid to late teens, skinny, around 5ft 2ins small, and wearing a black woollen hat, black jacket and black trousers.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information, is asked to contact Detective Constable Nicola Whitley, of Airedale and North Bradford CID, via 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.