Gunman in raid at corner shop
Jan 18 2008 by Katie Campling, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
THIEVES attacked shopkeepers at two Huddersfield stores.
One of the crimes involved a man with a gun.
The robberies took place at shops in Marsh and Cowlersley within 15 minutes of each other last night – and police are looking at possible links between the two crimes.
The first store targeted was corner shop Costcutters on Eldon Road in Marsh. At 7.15pm three men demanded money from the woman shopkeeper. One of the men threatened her with a handgun.
Her husband walked into the shop and tried to push the gun away, but was punched in the face.
The thieves tried to steal the till, but failed and stole cigarettes.
The man with the gun is white, in his late teens, 5ft 8in tall and slim. He wore a hooded top with clothing pulled over his face.
The other two men are about 5ft 10in tall and slim. One wore a dark top with light sleeves and the other wore dark clothing.
The second robbery took place at Ayan News on Mount Street in Cowlersley at 7.30pm.
As the shopkeeper was locking up three men attacked him and demanded cash. One man held the victim down while the others took cash from the till.
They dragged the man outside and pushed him to the ground before running off.
The suspects all wore dark clothing and had scarves across their faces.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the robbery team on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.