TWO men have been arrested by police investigating a York robbery in which cash and bank cards were stolen from the victim.

North Yorkshire Police said the robbery happened on Carnot Street, in the Leeman Road area, at around 7pm on Sunday.

“It involved a man aged in his 40s who was attacked by three men wearing hooded tops,” said a spokesman.

“He was threatened and assaulted which resulted in cuts to his face. The injuries were described as non-serious.”

He said the three men made off in a car believed to be a green Vauxhall Corsa. “Police were alerted to the scene shortly after the incident and extensive enquiries were carried out to locate the suspects.

“This led to a warrant being executed at an address in Norton, near Malton, at about 6.30am yesterday. “A 26-year-old local man was arrested in connection with the investigation. A 43-year-old man was arrested in York at 3pm yesterday.

“Following questioning, they were released on conditional police bail pending further enquiries.Officers are continuing to search for the remaining suspect and are appealing for the public’s help.”

Detective Sergeant Alan Rowan, of York CID, said: “This was a nasty incident which left the victim in a very distressed state. We are doing everything we can to bring the offenders to justice.

“To assist the investigation, we are appealing for witnesses or anyone who recalls any suspicious behaviour in the Leeman Road area of York on Sunday evening, to come forward as possible. “In particular, we need to know about any sightings of a green Vauxhall Corsa that the suspects are believed to have travelled in. Even the smallest piece of information could be very useful.”

Anyone with information should call 101, select option 2, and ask for Alan Rowan or Beverley Hodgson or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference number 12120207586.