Swift work from police leads to suspects arrested within an hour.
At 9.20pm yesterday evening (Wednesday 31 August 2022) police received reports that a robbery had taken place at a store on Farndale Avenue in York.
A plastic windscreen was smashed, and money removed from the till. Officers immediately attended and enquiries were underway.
Less than an hour later police received information stating that there was a group of men acting suspiciously. Within five minutes officers were in the area and four men were arrested on suspicion of theft.
The suspects were interviewed at a nearby police station. A 42-year-old man and 33-year-old man were released under investigation. The other two men were released with no further action.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesman added: “The speedy work of our officers on the ground has resulted in arrests for a serious offence.
“When we receive a report that a crime has taken place on the streets of York and North Yorkshire, we will always endeavour to respond as fast as we can.”