Robbers threatened Co-op staff with knife

TWO MASKED men threatened staff members at a Co-op store and escaped with cash, stamps and cigarettes.

The suspects used a knife and a hammer to demand cash from the staff at the store on Bradford Road in Birkenshaw before fleeing the scene.

Staff members – a man and two women – had closed the store before the robbers entered at around 11pm.

Police are now appealing for information.

One of the males is described as very skinny, wearing a balaclava and a military-style camouflage jacket with a logo on the left sleeve and blue skinny jeans.

The other was wearing a black hoodie with the hood up as well as a black coat, light grey Adidas jogging bottoms and grey Adidas trainers.

DC Kris Roberts, of Kirklees District CID, said: “I would particularly like to hear from anyone who was using the cash point outside the Co-op at about 11pm who may have seen the suspects entering the store or anyone who saw men matching the descriptions fleeing the scene.”

Any information can be passed on by ringing 101 and referencing crime number 13170515258.

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