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Samuel Diatta

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Who was Samuel Diatta ?

A client in his 30s who died after an alleged “robbery” at a luxury jewelery store in York was named.

Three men, two in their 40s and one in their 50s, were arrested and later released on bail in connection with the incident.

North Yorkshire Police said a store staff member and members of the public were restraining a man when they arrived.

Cause of Death

A spokesman said: “Unfortunately the man, who has been named as Samuel Diatta, aged 39 and from York, began to experience medical difficulties and was taken to York District Hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead shortly after 6 p.m. :40 p.m.”

A medical investigation into his cause of death is underway.

They confirmed that he was first rushed to hospital in an ambulance, before sadly being pronounced dead.

A man who was shopping at high-end jeweler Mappin & Webb (pictured) has died after a suspected robbery in York yesterday.


Three men have been arrested and released on bail while investigations continue.

A spokesman for the company, which sells watches from exclusive brands including Rolex and Breitling, said: “We can confirm there was an incident at our Mappin and Webb showroom in York on Tuesday 26 July.

‘Our thoughts are with the client’s family at this time. We are assisting the police with their investigation and providing support to our colleagues and clients.”

Joanne Irvine, 53, a manager at a nearby Cancer Research UK store, said she noticed police sirens around 4:40 p.m. yesterday next to the store that sells Rolex.

She said: ‘I had never seen the police act like that so I knew it was quite serious. They were screaming, and it was words like, ‘Get down! Down!

“I just took it as a thief, and they tried to run away and leave, but it was out of character for the police. You could see it in his faces. He was serious.

Joanne decided to close her store when the situation became more worrying and was later told that the incident was an attempted robbery.

She added: ‘My heart goes out to them. Knowing that someone died at the scene is traumatic. You can’t imagine what was going through their heads. They must have been terrified.

‘York is such a beautiful place. It’s a diverse place and it’s an elegant and prosperous area and a very historic area.


“Realizing the gravity of today, you can’t take it in. It’s absolutely shocking and worrying that this could happen in such a lovely place.”

The senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Steve Menzies from North Yorkshire Police’s lead investigation team, said: “This is a very tragic incident.” The three men who were arrested in connection with the report were interviewed and released on bail pending the results of medical and police investigations.

Samuel’s family is being supported by specially trained officers and I ask that their privacy be respected to give them time to grieve the loss of him.

I am also aware that there have been some incorrect reports about what happened, which is distressing for the family. We ask that people do not speculate or spread incorrect information. However, it is important that we speak with anyone who witnessed this incident or saw Mr. Diatta immediately prior to the incident.

Samuel Diatta Quick and Facts

  • A Mappin & Webb customer died after a suspected robbery yesterday in York
  • Police said a man, 39, passed away after a ‘disturbance’ at the jewellery store
  • Three men were arrested and released on bail in connection with the incident

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