A MARKET trader was attacked by robbers who struck as he was finishing his day on the stalls.
The victim had been selling clothes at Dewsbury open market when the four attackers struck at 4pm yesterday.
They pretended to be browsing through clothes when one tried to grab the trader's takings.
He kept a tight hold of the cash and the main attacker then hit him several times.
His three accomplices then tried to snatch the takings and the victim's brother rushed to help.
He was also thumped.
The gang only fled when another man intervened.
They ran off empty- handed.
All four are Asian men who spoke Urdu.
The ringleader is 6ft tall and stocky.
Contact Dewsbury police on 01924 431059.