Appeal for man who tried to rob Bradford Premier store

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Police have raised an appeal for information for a man who tried to rob by grabbing a member of staff by her clothing and demanding cash from the till of a Bradford store on Wednesday (15).

The attempted robbery took place at about 4:25 pm at the Premier Buttershaw Convenience Store on Boltby Lane. As per West Yorkshire police, a man went inside the store and asked for a tin of Spam. He collected a tin, went to the counter before patting down his clothes and saying he needed to fetch some money. He then left before returning two minutes later.

Upon returning, the man went straight to the counter, grabbed a member of staff by her clothing and demanded cash from the till. He soon fled the scene empty-handed and ran off in the direction of Farfield Road, police stated.

The suspect reportedly was in the store earlier in the day, at around 12 noon, when he walked around before leaving without buying anything.

The man was described as a white male, around 5ft 9 ins tall, slim build, wearing navy blue overalls with full length sleeves and legs, white footwear, white smooth plastic gloves and a white disposable face covering.

Earlier this week, an armed robbery reportedly took place at Seacroft Green Shopping Centre in which two men armed with a knife and a screwdriver had threatened staff before taking Leeds United shirts and other clothing from displays. They were confronted by the staff and members of the public causing them to leave most items they were trying to steal, stated reports.