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Man charged after an attempted armed robbery in Acomb

Man charged after an attempted armed robbery in Acomb

3:14pm 3rd August 2010
(Updated 5:19pm 3rd August 2010)

A man's been charged with an attempted armed robbery that took place in Acomb yesterday.

The 27 year old was found in possession of an offensive weapon.

He's now been remanded in custody.

It was just after 1pm yesterday that police were alerted to an attempted robbery at Sainsbury's on Beckfield Lane.

A masked man carrying a kitchen knife entered the store and demanded money from staff.

However, he left empty handed and fortunately nobody was injured.

The suspect left the store and made off in the direction of Wetherby Road.

Air support from West Yorkshire Police was called to help trace the offender who was seen by a member of the public entering a property on Croftway, off Acomb Green.

Armed response officers surrounded the house and a 27 year old man was arrested in connection with the incident at around 2.15pm.

Chief Inspector Dave Hannan, York Safer Neighbourhood Commander, said: "I would like to thank the members of the public who greatly assisted the police during the incident.

"The information they gave us enabled us to locate and arrest the suspect very quickly and bring the matter to a safe and satisfactory conclusion."

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