Knife-wielding robber scared off by staff at York newsagent

Holgate Bridge newsagents on Holgate Road, York. Photograph © Google Street View

Police are investigating an attempted robbery at a York newsagent today.

This is what a North Yorkshire Police spokesman said:

  • We are investigating reports of an attempted robbery at Holgate Bridge newsagents on Holgate Road at around 1.50pm today and officers are still at the scene.

According to an interview with the shop manager in the York Press, a man came in with a knife and threatened people in the shop.

But he was scared away by a male employee at the store.

The shop closed for a couple of hours but has now reopened. The member of staff has gone home to recover.