Hunt for armed house-raid gang

FIVE armed men wearing balaclavas forced their way into a house in Heckmondwike and demanded money from the terrified occupant. 

The incident happened on Sunday between 7pm and 8pm on Bevor Crescent.

Police said the men stole keys to the victim’s Ford Transit van before using it to make their getaway.

Descriptions of four of the suspects are:

A black or mixed race male, stocky, and 6ft tall. He wore a a black bomber jacket which had a small logo, and dark-coloured trousers; a black or mixed race male, heavily-built, wearing a dark-coloured top; a white male,  heavily-built, wearing a grey jacket; an Asian male, slimly-built and 5ft 6in tall, wearing a grey jacket.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Oliver Coates at Huddersfield CID, via 101, quoting crime reference number 13170068320, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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