Shocking CCTV released of Scarborough armed robbery

Police have released shocking CCTV images following an armed robbery at a Scarborough shop.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 30th March 2017, 11:03 am
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 10:30 pm
CCTV images released of the suspects
CCTV images released of the suspects

On Friday March 17, at about 7.50pm, three offenders entered the One Stop Shop, in North Leas Avenue, brandished knives and made off with a quantity of cash.

Three men have been arrested in connection with the incident, and released on bail as enquiries continue.

Now police officers have released CCTV of the incident showing three men in balaclavas.

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One Stop in North Leas Avenue

North Yorkshire Police is urging members of the public to get in touch if the images jog their memories of the incident, or if they have any information that could assist the investigation.

A blue sack barrow with two wheels was also taken to the location by the offenders. Police would like to know if anyone is missing such an item, or has had one stolen which has not been reported.

As part of this investigation, officers are requesting any dash-cam footage from motorists who were in the vicinity of North Leas Avenue around the time of the incident. Anyone who travelled between Cross Lane and Manor Road at the junction of Woodlands Ravine or vice versa between 7.30pm and 8pm on Friday 17 March, and has dash-cam footage, is asked to get in touch.

It is the second armed robbery at the store, which was also held up in June last year. On that occasion staff members were threatened by three men, one of whom brandished an axe.

One Stop in North Leas Avenue

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC 409 Darrel Temple or DC 1670 Stephen Monty at the Serious Crime Team in Scarborough, by dialling 101 and selecting option 2. Quote reference number 12170045358 when passing on information.