Selby police are appealing for a vital witness to come forward following a burglary at a post office in the town.
It occurred at 6.15am on Saturday 23 June 2012, on Barwick Parade.
A man jumped over the counter and stole a safe before leaving the post office. After leaving the post office the burglar headed towards Volta Street.
As he ran from the post office the suspect was seen by a passing motorist who got out of the car and chased him. The man dropped the safe and managed to get away.
The suspect police are looking for is a white man, around 5ft 8in tall with a thin build. He was wearing a dark hooded top, tracksuit bottoms and trainers with light coloured socks. He was also wearing a dark balaclava over his face.
DC Amanda Bostwick, of Selby CID, said:
"I would like to thank the man who chased the suspect for his public spirited actions and ask that he gets in touch as I believe that he has vital information that could help the investigation.
"I also ask anyone else who can help to identify the man responsible for this theft to contact the police or Crimestoppers straight away."
Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is asked to contact Selby police on 101, press option 2 and ask for Amanda Bostwick.
Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12120100845.
25 June 2012