UPDATE: Wrenthorpe armed robbery - second man released on bail


A second man arrested connection with an armed robbery in Wrenthorpe has been released on bail.

The 21-year-old man was arrested in Folkestone, Kent, on Sunday.

And another 21-year-old man was arrested in Normanton on Saturday night in connection with the incident.

A police spokesman said both men have now been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Officers were called to the small convenience store on Wrenthorpe Lane at 9pm on Thursday, after a masked man threatened a shop assistant with what is believed to have been a shotgun and demanded money and cigarettes.

The suspect fled the store with the stolen money and cigarettes in a khaki coloured canvas holdall which had a triangular emblem on the side, possibly ‘Antler’.

He then made off in a vehicle that was driven by another man, believed to be a silver Vauxhall Tigra or Ford Puma, possibly with ‘Y38’ as part of the registration number.

DI Andy Welbourn, of Wakefield CID, said: “The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s, about 5’ 6” tall and of slim build wearing a black jacket and black gloves that looked new.

“He wore a black ski mask and goggles with clear lenses and a black rim and is said to have thick dark eyelashes and smelled strongly of aftershave.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Wakefield CID via 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.