Man arrested after attempted robbery in Wakefield

Westgate in Wakefield. There is no suggestion that any person included in this photograph was involved in the reported incident.

Westgate in Wakefield. There is no suggestion that any person included in this photograph was involved in the reported incident.

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery in Wakefield.

Police were called to a business in Westgate at about 5.14pm last night (Friday).

A man had apparently entered the shop and tried to steal cigarettes.

The culprit then allegedly ran away from the store empty-handed after the male shop keeper resisted.

He allegedly damaged the front window before making off.

A 25-year-old man was later arrested. Enquiries are ongoing.