ARMED robbers escaped with cash in a terrifying raid outside a Huddersfield takeaway.
Staff had just closed Marston's Chicken Shop on Leeds Road, Bradley, and were getting into a van when they saw the raiders rushing towards them armed with sticks just before midnight last night.
They started to smash the driver's window, showering a 33-year-old woman with glass.
The thieves demanded money from the three victims and escaped with cash and a rucksack. They fled across Leeds Road and up Bradley Road.
Pc Dave McSweeney, of Huddersfield police, said: "All the victims were extremely shocked.
"The thieves may have been hanging around on the opposite side of Leeds Road before the attack.
"Did anyone see them then or where they went afterwards? Did they have a getaway car parked on Bradley Road?"
All the robbers wore hooded tops. One was white and two were of mixed race.
* Call Pc Richard Drabble at Huddersfield CID on 01484 436582.