Detectives quiz man, 43, over robberies outside Bradford supermarket

Detectives today arrested a 43-year-old man in connection with two robberies within minutes of each other outside a Bradford supermarket last night.

A man wielding a large knife attempted to rob a woman, 22, who returned to her car after visiting the Co-operative supermarket in Clayton at about 6.20pm.

Moments later a man, 35, was stabbed with a screwdriver and robbed as he used a cashpoint outside the store.

Police have urged witnesses to come forward.

Acting Detective Inspector Stuart Lyons, of Airedale and North Bradford CID, said: “This has clearly been a distressing event for both victims, who were left shaken up or injured by the suspect’s actions.

“Fortunately no-one was seriously harmed, but there is a need to capture this man as soon as possible. At this time of night the area was busy with members of the public and motorists.

“The suspect, who was on foot, is likely to have been seen and I would ask that if anyone witnessed or has knowledge of the incidents that they contact the police.”

The suspect was described as wearing a grey hooded top, with the hood pulled tight around his face. He was wearing dark coloured tracksuit bottoms and was in possession of a knife or screwdriver. He ran off towards Bradford Road.

The man, who has been arrested, was being held in custody for questioning today.

Anyone with information about either incident should contact Airedale and North Bradford CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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