Ambulance helps garage staff chase armed robbers
Dec 3 2007 by Katie Campling, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
BRAVE staff chased robbers who raided a Lockwood garage – and even enlisted an ambulance in the pursuit.
Three men raided the Jet garage, on Woodhead Road, just after 9.45pm on Friday.
The garage manager was cashing up and a member of staff was cleaning when the robbers burst in.
One held the door open while his two accomplices jumped over the counter.
One held a small, black handgun to the manager’s head and demanded cash.
The other man gathered up rolls of bank notes.
Both men jumped back over the counter and fled, taking around £2,000 in cash. The employee hit one of the men on the head with a wooden mop handle as he left.
Both the employee and manager then chased the three robbers down Woodhead Road, towards Lockwood Bar.
They flagged down a passing ambulance to help them pursue the men towards Taylor Hill.
One of the men got into a silver Ford Focus and drove off.
The ambulance tried to block the car’s path and was damaged as the Focus drove past.
The other two suspects escaped over allotments.
All three men are described as African-Caribbean or mixed race, all in their mid-20s, wearing facial coverings and gloves.
Anyone with information should contact police on 0845 6060606.