Two men on loose after attempted armed robbery in South Yorkshire

Police are appealing for help following an attempted armed robbery at a convenience store in Barnsley in which two men believed to be involved remain on the loose.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 31st July 2018, 6:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st July 2018, 6:53 pm
Lorne Road, Thurnscoe, Barnsley (Google)
Lorne Road, Thurnscoe, Barnsley (Google)

At around 7:10am this morning (July 31) officers received reports that a masked man had entered the A and H convenience store on Lorne Road, Thurnscoe and threatened staff with a knife.

The shopkeeper confronted the offender, who is reported to have run from the store and got into a silver Vauxhall Astra waiting outside.

The vehicle was then driven onto Canberra Rise in Bolton upon Dearne where it was in collision with a fence. Two men were seen running from the scene.

Both men, who officers believe to be involved in the robbery, remain on the loose.

Officers have arrested a 25-year-old man and 19-year-old woman, both from the Worsborough area, on suspicion of conspiracy to commit an armed robbery.

Anyone with information should contact South Yorkshire police on 101 quoting incident 142 of July 31 2018.