Cycling knifeman queues up to raid Farm Foods

A brave shopper was injured trying to tackle the robber

Police are searching for a man who held up a York shop at knifepoint

The robbery took place at Farm Foods on Front Street in Acomb at about 4.30pm on Sunday (23 December).

A man entered the store, stood in line at the till then produced a knife and grabbed cash from the till.

As he tried to leave the store he was tackled to the ground by a customer before running out of the store.

He climbed on his bike and cycled at speed past Domino’s Pizza.

The customer received a hand injury in the tackle.

The offender is described as

  • white
  • aged 30 to 35
  • with a stocky build
  • wearing a knee length jacket
  • which covered his face.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and ask for the Force Control Room
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Quote reference number 12180014807