Police have acted swiftly after a robbery at a York supermarket saw staff threatened with a saw.
It happened at the Tesco store at Askham Bar.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “At around 10.27pm on Monday (8 August), police received a call from the store reporting a man who was threatening staff in the pharmacy with a saw and demanding drugs.
“Officers attended and the suspect was arrested in a playing field a short time later.”
The 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery and was taken into police custody, where he remains.
Anyone who witnessed the incident and has not already spoken to the police is asked to call 101 and pass information for incident 12220140231.