Appeal After Attempted Cash Machine Robbery, Whitkirk, Leeds

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Police are appealing for information following an attempted cash machine robbery at a shop in Leeds.

At 9.14pm yesterday, police were called to reports of a robbery at the Co-op store, in Selby Road, Whitkirk.

Four masked men had pulled up outside in a silver/grey Nissan X-Trail 4x4. Three of the men entered the store and threatened staff before attaching a tow rope to the free-standing ATM.

They made several attempts to pull the ATM out but were unsuccessful, with the vehicle being pulled onto its side on their final attempt.

The men then ran off empty-handed along Hollyshaw Lane. Significant damage was caused to the store during the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13210454808 or online via

Information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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