Vesper Gate: Armed robbers target Kirkstall pub

20 November 2017

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Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery the Vesper Gate Pub in Kirkstall.

At about 11.15pm last night (November 19) three men armed with knives entered the Vesper Gate, in Abbey Road, and threatened staff.

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Targeted: The Vesper Gate in Kirkstall

The men, who were wearing balaclavas and dark clothing, took cash from the safe before running off along Abbey Road in the direction of Abbey Walk.

Detective Inspector Richard Holmes, of Leeds District CID, said:

“This was a frightening experience for the members of staff to be confronted by these men. Thankfully they were not physically injured.

“We are carrying out extensive enquiries into the incident and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area of the pub prior to the robbery, or who saw these men running off from the scene.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime number 13170541942 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.




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