Staff in a Costcutter were this morning (Sunday, August 6) held at knifepoint and robbed - and police are now on the hunt for the offender. 

Police have released images of individuals they want to speak to following the robbery on Dringhouses, in York.  

A man entered the York Costcutter store at 9.45 am, threatening staff with a knife, before making off with a bottle of vodka, and cash from the till. 

Any witnesses, or anyone with additional information, has been asked to come forward. 

A spokesperson from North Yorkshire Police said: "We've released an image of a man we'd like to speak to following a robbery at Costcutter on Wains Grove in York.

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"At around 9.45 am this morning, Sunday 6 August, a man entered the store in the Dringhouses area of the city and threatened a staff member while holding a knife.

"He then stole an amount of cash from the till and a bottle of vodka.

"The man, who is described as white, in his thirties and wearing a black face covering, dark-coloured clothing and a baseball cap, then left the store and rode off on a silver-coloured pushbike in the direction of Chaloners Road.

"Detectives are appealing for anyone who recognises the person in the CCTV image to contact them, as they believe they may hold important information."

Detective Sergeant Mike Holden from the York and Selby Investigation Hub said: “We realise the CCTV image may not be the best quality, but we’re hoping it jogs a witness’s memory, who may hold that vital piece of information which would enable us to identify this individual.”

“We’d also like to speak to anyone else who was in the area at the time of the incident, who may have seen someone matching the description either enter the store or leave the area on a bike.

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"Similarly, any local residents who captured CCTV or doorbell footage, or motorists who may have dashcam footage of any suspicious activity in the area are also asked to make contact with police.”

Anyone with information which could assist the investigation can email mike. or contact 101, select option 2 and ask to speak to Detective Sergeant Mike Holden.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote reference 12230146637.