Man Arrested Over Attempted Bank Robbery, Leeds.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A man has been arrested by detectives investigating an attempted robbery at a bank in Leeds.

The 21-year-old was arrested yesterday (9/12) following a public appeal in relation to an attempted robbery at the Yorkshire Bank branch, in Austhorpe Road, Crossgates, on Saturday, November 23.

He was later released under investigation pending further enquiries.


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to identify over an attempted robbery at a bank in Leeds.

Officers were called to the incident which happened at about 2.50pm on Saturday, November 23, at the Yorkshire Bank branch, in Austhorpe Road, Crossgates.

CCTV image of the suspect
CCTV image of the suspect

The man had passed a note to a member of staff making demands for money but the panic alarm was activated and he left empty handed a short time later.

He was chased by a member of the public who lost sight of him in Back Austhorpe Road.

He was described as white, about 5ft 10ins tall, aged in his mid-twenties to early thirties, and of stocky build. He was wearing a blue padded jacket, a black scarf and black gloves.

Anyone who recognises the man from the image or who has any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact DC 2942 Rahim at Leeds District CID quoting crime reference 13190601927 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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