Detectives investigating a robbery at a convenience store in Mirfield on Friday evening (30 November) have released CCTV images of the suspects and their getaway vehicle.
Officers were called shortly after 7.30pm to a report of a robbery at the store on Shill Bank Lane, Mirfield. Three males with their faces covered entered the store, one armed with a piece of wood, and confronted shop staff, including a pregnant member of staff who fought back and sustained minor grazes and bruising.
The group stole two tills and left the scene in a light blue Nissan Micra travelling in the direction of Ravensthorpe.
The suspects are all described as white males.
The first suspect is described as over 6ft tall, of stocky build and was wearing a black hooded jacket with the top half having a shiny, reflective black material, grey Adidas tracksuit bottoms with black stripes down the side of the leg, black Adidas trainers and a distinctive black ‘Halloween’ mask. He is described as speaking with a deep voice and Yorkshire accent.
The second suspect is described as being of slim build and wearing matching grey hooded top and tracksuit bottoms with ‘Gym King’ logo on the top left chest area and on the left front trouser pocket, black trainers and a balaclava.
The third suspect is described as being of average build and was wearing a grey Adidas top with zip down to the chest and black stripes down to the forearm, blue stonewashed jeans with a dark coloured belt and a face covering to the lower half of the face.
Detective Inspector Andrew Lockwood, of Kirklees District CID, said: “One member of staff, who is heavily pregnant, bravely tried to prevent this robbery. Thankfully she was not seriously injured, but the threatening and dangerous behaviour shown by the perpetrators of this robbery will not be tolerated and we have a number of enquiries ongoing to identify those involved.
“This robbery happened during the early evening and we are keen to speak to anyone who has witnessed any part of this offence or the suspects making off from the scene.”
Anyone with information can give information to Kirklees CID by calling 101 or using the 101 Live Chat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website, quoting crime reference 13180601434. Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.