Axe-wielding robbers steal cash

Two axe-wielding robbers stole a “significant” amount of cash after ramming a car during a violent raid in Bradford, police said.

Detectives say two men were travelling in a red Ford Focus were taking cash to a local business and driving down Eldon Place away from Manningham Lane when it was rammed by robbers.

Officers say the level of violence used was “significant” and today urged members of the public to come forward with any information about the incident at 2.10pm on Friday.

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Det Insp Stuart Lyons, from Bradford District CID, said: “The incident occurred around 2.10pm as a red Ford Focus vehicle was carrying cash to a local business and driving down Eldon Place away from Manningham Lane.

“At this point a silver Citroen Berlingo vehicle, which had been parked on Eldon Place, drove at speed towards the Ford Focus and collided with the car bringing both vehicles to a standstill.

“Two suspects, who were both wearing dark coloured balaclavas or face covers and carrying axes, threatened the two male occupants (aged 50 and 26) of the focus making demands for the cash.

“The suspects, who are both described as Asian men, then stole a significant amount of cash from the men before fleeing the scene in the Citroen Berlingo and turning left onto Manningham Lane,” he added.

A short time later the Citroen Berlingo was found abandoned on Newport Place where witnesses described seeing three men run away from the scene.

The victims were uninjured but were left shocked by the incident. Call Bradford District CID on 101 with information.