York & North Yorkshire

Armed thieves flee after dog bite in York

A man and a woman who tried to rob a man at knifepoint in York fled after one of them was bitten by their would-be victim's dog.

The man, aged in his early 60s, was confronted by the pair on Pateley Place on Saturday evening and threatened with a knife.

But the would-be victim's dog bit the man while the owner lashed the woman with the dog lead.

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

The woman was about 30-years-old, white, approximately 5ft 3in tall with a thin build and blonde hair.

The man was in his mid-20s, white and approximately 5ft 9in tall.

At the time he was wearing a dark coloured sweatshirt and jeans.

Det Con Mo Mohammed said: "As the man screamed when he was bitten by the dog, I am sure that someone will have heard him and ask that they contact me as soon as possible.

"I would also like to hear from anyone who knows a man who has recently suffered a dog bite to his arm or may have treated the injuries for him."

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