The Bike Shop of Crossgates falls victim to armed robbery

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information following the armed robbery of staff at Crossgates-based The Bike Shop.

Three masked men stormed into the store at around 4.35pm on Monday, threatening staff with weapons before emptying the cash register and stripping staff of valuables, including a £9,000 Rolex watch and a wedding ring.

In a post to the store’s Facebook page, the staff appealed for the return of the items, offering a cash reward for information leading to recovery of the items carrying “great sentimental value.”

Detective Constable Nathalie Tasker, of Leeds CID, said: “This was an incredibly distressing incident for the victims.

“I would like to appeal to the public for witnesses or any information to come forward to the police to assist with our enquiries. The watch which was stolen has great sentimental value as it was a 21st birthday present from a few years ago and we would like to reunite the item with its rightful owner.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact Leeds CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13170578361.”