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A 27-year-old York man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery following an incident at the Tesco store at Askham Bar in York.
At around 10.27pm on the night of Monday 8 August, North Yorkshire Police received a call from the store reporting a man who was threatening staff in the pharmacy with a saw and demanding drugs.
Officers attended and the suspect was arrested in a playing field a short time later. He was taken into police custody where he remains at this time.
Anyone who witnessed the incident and has not already spoken to the police should call 101 and pass information for incident 12220140231.
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