A SECURITY guard foiled gun-toting raiders who struck at a petrol station.
The Securicor guard was delivering money to the Sovereign service station garage on Penistone Road in Shepley when the thieves struck at 8.10 last night.
He had taken a money case out of the van when he was confronted by the balaclava-clad robbers.
One had a gun and they struggled with the guard who managed to push the case back into the van's hatch.
The thieves tried to grab it but failed and then pointed the gun at the guard.
He fled into the petrol station.
The robbers jumped into a green Ford Granada and sped off up Penistone Road towards High Flatts.
The car - registration number K624 VRJ - was abandoned in High Flatts and torched a short time later.
Sgt Tim O'Sullivan, of Huddersfield police, said: "The guard was very brave and managed to thwart the robbers by quickly pushing the money back into the van.
"We would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the thieves abandoning their getaway car in High Flatts.
"They will then have got into a second vehicle.
"Or perhaps someone had seen men acting suspiciously near the petrol station in the run-up to the raid."
Both robbers are white wore balaclava masks and dark hooded tops.
Anyone with information should contact Det Con Katie Crofts at Huddersfield CID on 01484 436582.