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Detectives Investigating Layerthorpe Robbery Release CCTV

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4:22pm 1st April 2014

Police investigating a robbery on Layerthorpe, York, involving an elderly woman and her daughter are asking for the public’s help to identify a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Detectives have issued CCTV images of a man taken at the cash machine at Asda supermarket on Layerthorpe and want anyone who can help to identify him to contact them.

The appeal follows an incident on Mother’s Day – Sunday 30 March 2014 - between 4pm and 4.30pm, when the suspect, who had a knife, forced his way past a woman in her sixties and into her elderly mother’s house. 

He threatened to tie both women up before forcing the younger woman to accompany him to the cash machine where he made her withdraw a small amount of cash.

He went back to the house with the younger woman before stealing a red, Raleigh women’s bicycle and escaped along a nearby cycle path.  

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.

Anyone who can help to identify the man in the images or has any information which could assist the police investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for York CID. Or you can email YorkCID@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk  

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

Please quote reference 12140049993 when passing on information about this crime.

A man remains on police bail after being arrested on the night of Sunday 30 March 2014.

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