Teenager vandalises York shop after youths told to put on face masks

Shops on Allerton Drive, Nether Poppleton, York. Photograph © Google Street View
4 Nov 2020 @ 8.08 am
| Crime

A teenager damaged a York shop door after youths were told to put on face masks by staff.

The incident happened at the Costcutter on Allerton Drive, Nether Poppleton on Tuesday, 27 October at about 7.30pm.

A group of teenagers were asked to put masks on by the shop staff. Police say that antisocial behaviour inside the shop was followed by criminal damage to the shop window.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“In particular, we are appealing for information about the identities of those responsible.”

The teenage boy who kicked the door is described as:

  • white with pale skin
  • aged about 16
  • clean shaven
  • around 5ft 9in tall
  • and with a slim build.

He was wearing a dark hooded “puffa” jacket with his hood up, and light grey loose-fitting jogging bottoms.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police.

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Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Harry Mallett
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email Harry Mallett here
Quote reference number 12200188903