Police appeal after three males steal money from Leyburn cafe

Police are appealing for information after three people left a Leyburn cafe without paying and took money from the till.

The three – one man and two boys aged around 15 and 12 – all had Irish accents.

They went into Mrs Pumphrey’s in the town’s High Street and left without paying the bill at about 1.30pm today.

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Owner Zoe Smalley said she found after they had gone that around £100 was missing from the till.

She said: “I was on my own as the girl who works for us was out getting something and they where everywhere, all over the shop.

“They had three full English breakfasts, three cans of coke, about £30 of food.

“After they finished they wanted to pay with a card, but I said we didn’t have a card reader.

“They said they would go get some cash. I asked if one person could stay but they just walked out and didn’t come back.”

Zoe, who only took over the shop about a month ago, said she and the staff had been left very shaken by the incident.

The shop is next door to the police station in Leyburn.

Police are appealing for information about a black Seat Alhambra on Irish plates that was seen in the area.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said officers were trying to trace the vehicle.

He said enquiries were taking place in the Bishop Auckland area of County Durham.

Anyone with information is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, choose option 1 and quote the reference NYP -06102017-0247.