Dewsbury pensioners confronted by knife-wielding robber after hearing carol singing at door

Two pensioners were confronted by a knife-wielding robber after hearing carol singing at the front door of their home.

The robbery happened in Lumley Road, Dewsbury. Picture: Google

West Yorkshire Police today released details of the frightening incident as they urged any witnesses to come forward.

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The robbery happened in Lumley Road, Dewsbury at atound 4.30pm on Tuesday when the occupants answered a knock on the door.

The robbery happened in Lumley Road, Dewsbury. Picture: Google

The elderly man opened the door after hearing carol singing, only to be confronted by a man with a knife.

He fell to the floor and suffered minor injuries, before the robber demanded cash and money was handed over to him.

Detective Inspector Stephanie Fox, of Kirklees CID, said: “This was a particularly nasty robbery against two elderly people. In the end the male only made off with a small amount of money.

“The victims were very frightened by the ordeal and I would appeal to any witnesses to the incident or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at around 4.30pm to come forward."

The robber was described as a white man, around 5ft 10 and of a stocky, muscly build.

He appeared to be over 40 years old and had an "all over number one" shaved head.

He wore a plain grey anorak with a hood, a dark coloured scarf covering his mouth and nose, and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Det Insp Fox added: “We would always urge people to be extra vigilant when answering the door to unexpected callers – for example, by having a chain on the door and using it."

Anyone with information is urged to call 101, quoting crime reference 13180633079.