A shop owner defied a man brandishing a knife in a daylight robbery in York.
The robber left with no money after the owner of the Gold Mine Mini Market on Haxby Road refused to open his till.
Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident, which took place at 11.10am on Monday (August 13).
A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said:
A man entered the store and initially asked for an amount of tobacco.
He is then believed to have produced a knife and went on to threaten the shop owner into opening the till drawer.
The shop owner refused and the man left the shop with just the tobacco.
Do you know him?
The man police want to talk to spoke with a Yorkshire accent. Police have issued this description of him.
Have you seen him?
The suspect is…
|5ft 9ins tall|
|slim to medium build|
|aged in his early 20s|
|with short light brown hair|
|and two or three either scratches or scars on the right hand side of his face.|
He was wearing
|black Adidas trousers|
|with three white stripes down either leg|
|and black trainers with a white sole.|
Officers are asking members of the public to get in touch as a matter or urgency if they recognise the man in the image, as he may hold information that is key to the investigation.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police – details below.