A crowdfunding appeal to support staff affected by an armed robbery at a Sainsbury’s Local store in Pudsey has hit its £900 target.
The campaign, started by Pudsey resident Elizabeth Edgington earlier this week aimed to support workers affected by the ordeal.
Armed robbers attacked one man, threatened another at knifepoint and left another badly shaken following the incident at the Chapeltown store last Friday evening.
There was a further boost for the workers when the landlord of The Bankhouse in Fulneck also offered each of them a complimentary Sunday lunch at the pub.
One of the supporters, Jan Wilcock, wrote:
“I don’t go in often, as it’s not my local store, but whenever I do always a warm welcome from the chap (Bip) so sorry to hear about what happened – well done Pudsey folks for this.”
The robbers left empty-handed as staff working at the time did not have a key to the safe. Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident.