Police seek man after knifepoint robbery of pensioner in Layerthorpe

Police seek man after knifepoint robbery of pensioner

Police seek man after knifepoint robbery of pensioner

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DETECTIVES investigating the knifepoint robbery of a pensioner and her daughter on Mothering Sunday have released images of a man they want to speak to.

Between 4pm and 4.30pm on Sunday, a man with a knife forced his way past a woman in her sixties and into her elderly mother's Layerthorpe home, threatening to tie them both up before forcing the younger woman to accompany him to the cash machine.

He made her withdraw a small amount of cash and returned with her to the house, before stealing a red Raleigh women's bicycle and cycling away.

Yesterday, police released these CCTV images of a man at the cash machine at Asda supermarket in Layerthorpe, and urged anyone who recognises or can identify him to contact them.

The suspect is described as white, aged in his 30s, of medium build, with medium brown hair which is cropped or closely shaved, possible stubble and he spoke with a local accent.

He was wearing a hooded, two-tone top, dark grey on the top half and light grey on the bottom half. He was wearing Adidas tracksuit bottoms in blue or black with white stripes down the sides of the legs and white trainers.

The suspect had his hood up as he walked between the woman’s house on Layerthorpe to Asda and back. However, his hood was not up when he first approached the victim’s house.

A man was arrested on Sunday night in connection with the robbery, and has since been released on police bail.

Anyone with information should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, email YorkCID@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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