The man entered Costcutter on Wains Road, Dringhouses at around 9.45am and threatened a member of staff with a knife.
He then stole cash from the till and a bottle of vodka before exiting the store and driving off towards Chaloners Road on a silver balance bike.
The robber is described as white, in his 30s, wearing a black face covering, dark clothing and a baseball cap.
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to.
Investigators are asking anyone who recognizes the person in the picture to get in touch with them as they believe they may have important information.
Detective Sergeant Mike Holden of the York and Selby Investigation Hub said: “We are aware that the CCTV image may not be of the best quality, but we hope it will refresh the memory of any witness who may have the important information who might help us.” Identify that person.
“We would also like to speak to anyone else who was in the area at the time of the incident and may have seen someone fitting the description either entering the store or exiting the area on a bicycle.
“Similarly, any residents who have CCTV or doorbell footage, or motorists who may have dashcam footage of suspicious activity in the area are also asked to contact police.”
Anyone with information can email email@example.com or contact 101, select option 2 and ask to speak to Detective Sergeant Mike Holden.
Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/23704817.police-hunt-armed-raider-robbed-york-store-knifepoint/?ref=rss Police are searching for an armed robber who robbed a York shop at knifepoint