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Two arrests after Skipton post office attempted robbery

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Police have arrested two suspects after an attempted robbery at a post office in Embsay, Skipton.

At about 5.20pm on Monday 1 April 2019, two people wearing balaclavas entered the store on East Lane and brandished a knife. They were told to get out, ran off empty-handed, and drove away in a vehicle.

Police launched an investigation, including extra patrols to reassure the local community, and house-to-house enquiries in the area.

In the early hours of Wednesday 3 April, North Yorkshire Police officers arrested a 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy in the Keighley area, both on suspicion of attempted robbery.

They were taken into custody and subsequently released under investigation as enquiries into the incident continue.

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the Embsay area around the time of the incident, or has any information that could assist the investigation, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference 12190058566.

Last modified: April 5, 2019