BREAKING...Armed robbery at Whitby store

Police after the lunchtime armed robbery
Police after the lunchtime armed robbery

An armed robber has stole gold from a Whitby jewellers, after holding it up with what police say was a gun.

Gouldbuy jeweller’s was hit by the male robber at around 12.30pm today (May 1).

Police say staff at the Flowergate store were “very shaken up” after the thief threatened them with what’s believed to have been a firearm.

The robber fled the store with gold jewellery, leaving in the direction of Silver Street and Belle Vue Terrace.

He was then seen to get into a small grey or blue hatchback car.

Police enquiries are continuing into the robbery and as part of those enquiries, officers are appealing for information.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and pass information to the Force Control Room.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.