Police appeal follows armed robbery during hotel wedding celebration

20 August 2019 by
Police appeal follows armed robbery during hotel wedding celebration

Police are appealing for witnesses after two masked thieves armed with weapons including an axe targeted a hotel during a wedding celebration.

Officers had been called to the robbery at Britannia hotel in Leeds just before 10pm on Sunday evening.

Police report that the men targeted two members of staff on the front desk and stole cash from a safe and till before leaving the scene in a vehicle. No-one was injured in the robbery.

Two men, aged 27 and 30, were later arrested on suspicion of robbery and are currently in custody.

Detective inspector James Entwistle said: "This was a very frightening experience for the members of staff involved and those who witnessed it and we are carrying out extensive enquiries into the incident.

"A wedding celebration was taking place at the hotel at the time the robbery occurred and we believe there may be people who witnessed the incident who have not yet spoken to the police.

"We would like to hear from anyone who was there and saw any part of the incident, no matter how insignificant they think what they saw might be."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13190422516 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking