Appeal for information following attempted robbery in Barnsley

Date published: 01 November 2019 10:30
Dated: 01 November 2019 10:28:05

Officers are investigating an attempted robbery that happened at a sandwich shop in Barnsley last week (Friday 25 October).

It is reported that at around 5.30pm, an unknown offender went into Subway on Market Street and demanded that the shop assistant opened the till, claiming that he had a gun.

Detective Constable Steve Ramsbottom, investigating, said: “Bravely she refused and managed to lock herself in the shop toilets to call 999, staying there until officers arrived. It is reported that the offender left the store empty handed and went in the direction of Pitt Street.

“This has understandably been a highly distressing incident for this young woman. Our enquiries are continuing, but we have now released a CCTV picture of a man that we think could hold information about what happened.

“If you recognise him, please call 101 or contact my team on 01226 736476 quoting crime reference number 14/162049/19.”

If you have information about this incident you can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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