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Ross Claincy sought in connection with knife robberies
9:52am Wednesday 27th February 2013 in News
A MAN wanted in connection with two knifepoint robberies in Scarborough is being hunted by police.
Ross Claincy, 26, is wanted in connection with the robberies at Peasholm Stores in Columbus Ravine at 6.40pm on Sunday and at Chisholm Bookmakers in Westbourne Grove at 6.45pm on Monday.
On both occasions the suspect threatened staff with a knife and escaped with cash.
Det Con Toby Forsdyke, of Scarborough CID, said: “We are carrying out a number of lines of inquiry to locate Ross Claincy, who we believe is connected to both incidents of robbery in Scarborough. As part of our effort to arrest the suspect, we are appealing to local residents and shop staff to come forward with any sightings of a man matching Claincy’s description or anyone who knows of his whereabouts. ”
He said extra patrols had been put in place and police were doing “everything they could” to locate the suspect.
Claincy is described as white, about 6ft tall, of medium build with short brown hair. Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.