Car-jacking gang submit couple to knifepoint ordeal

A GANG of robbers forced a young couple out of their car at knifepoint.

The couple had pulled over on Knowles Hill Road, Dewsbury at around 1.30am on Sunday, after they saw a man who looked to be in distress.

They opened the driver’s window to offer help but the man produced a knife and told the female driver to get out of the car.

Two other men approached the passenger side, threatening the male victim with a knife and dragging him out of the black Audi A3.

All three suspects used the car to escape in the direction of Healds Road. Det Insp John Charlton, of Kirklees CID, said: “This was an extremely distressing incident for the two victims and thankfully no-one was seriously injured.

“As well as the car being taken, the victims had their laptop, iPhone and iPod taken.”

The first suspect is white, in his mid-20s to early 30s, with scars down his cheeks. He wore a blue jacket and had a tattoo, which resembled a compass, on the back of his left hand.

The second man is of mixed race, in his early 30s, 5ft 7ins tall and of skinny build, with short, black scruffy hair and short stubble. He wore a black jacket.

The third man is white, 5ft 7ins tall, of slim build and in his late 20s to early 30s. He also had a scar on his face near to his chin and wore a bright blue jacket.

Det Charlton said: “I would strongly urge anyone with information or anyone who recognises the men described to get in contact with police.

“I would also ask anyone who saw a black Audi A3, with the registration plate RV12, driving in the area at this time or who has seen the car driving in the area since, to also get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC 1165 Chris Eglen at Kirklees CID on 101, quoting crime reference 1317018654.

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