Acomb robbery: Police seek people’s video and photos from crime scene

Newlands Lane, Hessay, at the junction with the A59. The motorbike used in the raid was found here. Photograph © Google Street View
7 Jul 2015 @ 5.40 pm
| Crime

Newlands Lane, Hessay, at the junction with the A59. The motorbike used in the raid was found here. Photograph © Google Street View
Newlands Lane, Hessay, at the junction with the A59. The motorbike used in the raid was found here. Photograph © Google Street View
Did you see the Acomb robbery unfold? Or were you taking video or pictures in and around the area on the day of the raid?

Then York police would love to hear from you.

Detectives investigating the robbery outside the Halifax bank are appealing to witnesses to come forward.

Officers are particularly keen to hear from people who took any photographs or recorded any video footage in the Front Street area of Acomb between 12pm and 2pm on Monday (July 6).

Any images could help the investigation, even if they are not of the robbery itself.

Daylight robbery

Two men took part in the raid, in front of shocked shoppers. They targeted a G4S security van outside the Halifax branch on the junction between York Road and Front Street.

One of the robbers threatened the man with a baseball bat, before taking a cashbox and making off on a motorbike ridden by his accomplice.

After fleeing York the suspects abandoned the bike on Newlands Lane, Hessay, just off the A59, at around 2.30pm.

Officers are appealing to anyone who saw the bike being dumped to get in touch.

They would also like to hear from any motorists who were driving along the A59 and saw two men on a motorbike turning off the road.

Anyone with any information that can help the police is urged to get in touch.

A police spokesman said:

Even if you think the information you have is insignificant, it could be vital to the investigation.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and speak to the Serious Crime Team
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number NYP-06072015-0286