Staff threatened in Huddersfield robbery

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Robbers threatened staff at a newsagents near Huddersfield early this morning before making off with a quantity of cash.

Two men targeted the shop on Meltham Road in Netherton at around 6.30am today, police have said.

They threatened staff, making demands for cash, before fleeing in the direction of Armitage Bridge.

“This was a frightening incident for those involved and I would appeal for anyone with information or anyone who witnessed this robbery to please get in touch with police,” said Detective Constable Jane Baragwanath, of Kirklees CID.

The first suspect is described as white, of 5ft 9 to 10 inches tall, of slim build, in his late teens and had blue eyes. He was wearing a black Adidas tracksuit top, black Adidas bottoms with three blue stripes down the leg and black trainers.  

The second suspect is described as white, 5ft 9 ins, also of slim build and in his late teens. He was wearing a dark hooded jumper, gloves and was carrying a Nike rucksack.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kirklees CID on 101, quoting reference 13170251221.