Detectives are appealing for information after an armed robbery at a post office in Bramley this morning.
Three masked men armed with metal bars entered Bramstam Post Office, in Summerfield Drive, at 9.37am and threatened staff and customers.
They stole the till from the counter and cigarettes before leaving the scene in a black Peugeot 207 car.
At 9.43am police received a report of that car being set on fire by three masked men near to the Abbey Inn public house in Pollard Lane. The men ran off along the canal. Officers searched the area and found the till dumped near to Newlay Locks.
Detective Inspector Richard Holmes, of Leeds District CID, said:
“This was a frightening experience for the victims who were thankfully not physically injured.
“This was clearly a planned offence and we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the robbery or saw the men and the vehicle the area or who saw them making their escape along the canal.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime number 13170446967 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.