Police are this afternoon carrying out a ‘fingertip’ search following a knifepoint robbery at a newsagents which left a shopkeeper injured.

And detectives investigating the nasty attack have today confirmed two boys aged just 15 and 17 has been arrested on suspicion of the offence.

The terrifying attack – which was captured on CCTV – happened at Birkdale Newsagents in Mallinson Street, Dewsbury on Thursday at 6.30pm.

Shopkeeper Javid Makda, 33, was threatened behind the counter with a knife but as he tried to protect himself he was slashed with a knife on his arm.

Suspects then removed cash from the till and fled.

Today several police vehicles could be seen outside the shop as uniformed officers carried out a fingertip search of the vicinity to search for any evidence linked to the crime.

Det Insp Ian Thornes from Huddersfield CID said: “Enquiries are ongoing and officers have today carried out a detailed search at premises in Dewsbury.

“A 17-year-old boy was arrested on Sunday night and a 15-year-old boy was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning. Both remain in custody at this time on suspicion of robbery and are being interviewed by detectives.”

Mr Makda, who is married to Tabbsum, 27, and has two children aged five and two, is recovering at home in Dewsbury.

Birkdale Newsagents in Dewsbury
 

The victim’s mother told after the attack how she was relieved her son wasn’t badly hurt.

“We have always said that your life is more important than money and Javid remembered those words,” she said. “He was very shaken and will be frightened now and I’m not sure whether he will want to work in the shop again.

“This is the first time in 19 years we’ve had anything like this but it is becoming more common.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or 0800 555 111.