Gang of youths hold victims at knifepoint in Dewsbury town centre robbery

Police officers in Kirklees are appealing for witnesses following a knifepoint robbery in Dewsbury town centre.

Longcauseway, Dewsbury town centre.
Longcauseway, Dewsbury town centre.

Details of the incident have been released today by West Yorkshire Police as they appeal for people to come forward

The robbery happened at approximately 12.15am on Saturday, November 20 in Longcauseway, Dewsbury town centre.

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The two male victims were approached by a group of youths, close to the junction with Rishworth Road.

He showed the victims a knife and told them to empty their pockets.

The youths, who also made threats to harm the victims, made off down Longcauseway with around £120 in cash.

PC Kathryn McGookin, of Kirklees District CID, said: “The victims were unharmed in the incident, but were left shaken by what they had experienced.

“We would urge anyone who witnessed the incident or anything suspicious in the area at around the time stated, to contact us on 101 or by using the West Yorkshire Police website, as we are keen to identify and take action against those who were involved.”

The crime reference is 13210599617.

Information can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online.