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Police are hoping you may be able to help them catch an armed robber who held a knife to the throat of a female shop worker during a robbery.

British Transport Police have released the CCTV above in which a terrified member of staff in a newsagents is threatened with the knife - held just millimetres from her throat.

Police hope that because of the location of Brooks newsagents in Neville Street near Leeds railway station then other people who were heading to the train station may be able to help.

Detective Constable Jason Ridgway said: “The attacker entered Brooks newsagent in Neville Street near Leeds railway station at around 12.15pm on Saturday, November 15 and held a knife against the throat of the woman cashier and demanded she open the till.

The man police would like to speak to in connection with the robbery in Leeds
The man police would like to speak to in connection with the robbery in Leeds
 

“The man grabbed some money and ran out of the shop, threatening to stab the cashier if she followed him.

“If you recognise the man in the footage, please contact us, this was a frightening attack which has left the victim extremely shaken and it is vital that we trace the person responsible.”

Anyone with information on this incident should contact British Transport Police, on 0800 405040, or by text, on 61016, quoting PSUB/B12 of 18 November 2014. Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers, on 0800 555111.

In unrelated investigations, police would like to speak to the people pictured in the image gallery below. The people pictured in the images may be witnesses as well as suspects. If you recognise anyone, contact police on 101 quoting the reference number on the image caption.