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Woman threaten with knife in North Yorkshire service station


3:32pm 25th February 2011

A woman's been threatened with a knife at a North Yorkshire service station.

There's been an attempted robbery at Milgate Services this morning.

The lady who was serving at the time refused to hand over the cash and the man left empty handed.

It occurred just after 9am today (Friday 25th February 2011) at the Millgate Service Station on Millgate when a man entered the station carrying a knife and demanded that the two female assistants hand over money.

When the women refused the man left the service station empty handed. He headed up Millgate in the direction of Flaxley Road.

He is described as being white, between 5ft 7in to 5ft 8in tall with a slim to medium build. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a black shiny jacket with the hood pulled up, a balaclava covering the top half of his face, ending on his nose, and grey jogging bottoms. He was also wearing dark training shoes.

The knife he was carrying had a black handle and appeared to be a kitchen style knife.

Police Sergeant Jackie Booth, of Selby Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:

“This was a shocking incident which happened in broad daylight. Thankfully neither of the two women who were working in the service station at the time were injured. However, the experience has naturally left them shaken

The service station forecourt was busy at the time of the incident and it is hoped that people in near vicinity may have noticed a man acting suspiciously in the area at around the time of the attempted robbery.

“I urge anyone who can identify the offender or saw a man matching the description to contact Selby CID or Crimestoppers as soon as possible."

If you can assist with this enquiry please contact Selby CID on 0845 60 60 24 7 quoting reference number 12110031127. Or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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