Mum-to-be fights back as store raid gang grab cash tills

Mum-to-be fights back as store raid gang grab cash tills

A PREGNANT woman was injured after battling with robbers at a convenience store in Mirfield.

Detectives investigating the robbery last Friday evening have released CCTV images of the suspects and their getaway vehicle.

Officers were called shortly after 7.30pm to the store on Shillbank Lane.

Three men with their faces covered entered the store, one armed with a piece of wood, and confronted shop staff, including a heavily-pregnant woman who fought back and suffered minor grazes and bruising.

The group stole two tills and left the scene in a light-blue Nissan Micra travelling in the direction of Ravensthorpe.

The suspects are all described as white males.

The first suspect is described as over 6ft tall with a stocky build. 

He wore a black hooded jacket, grey Adidas tracksuit bottoms with black stripes, black Adidas trainers and a distinctive black Halloween mask. He spoke with a deep voice and Yorkshire accent.

The second suspect is described as being of slim build. 

He wore a matching grey hooded top and tracksuit bottoms with the Gym King logo, black trainers and a balaclava.

The third suspect is described as being of average build. 

He wore a grey Adidas top and blue stone-washed jeans with a dark-coloured belt. The lower half of his face was covered.

Detective Inspector Andrew Lockwood, of Kirklees District CID, said: “One member of staff, who is heavily pregnant, bravely tried to prevent this robbery.

“Thankfully, she was not seriously injured, but the threatening and dangerous behaviour shown by the perpetrators of this robbery will not be tolerated and we have a number of enquiries ongoing to identify those involved.

“This robbery happened during the early evening and we are keen to speak to anyone who has witnessed any part of this offence or the suspects making off from the scene.”

Anyone with information can give information to Kirklees CID by calling 101 or using the 101 Live Chat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website, quoting crime reference 13180601434.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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