A ROBBER has brought yet more misery for bus passengers on a Huddersfield housing estate.
The police and bus chiefs have both urged people in Bradley to name the raider who stole from a bus driver in Bradley last night.
First Huddersfield has responded quickly to the theft by withdrawing buses from Keldregate during the evenings from tonight.
The move follows its response to a robbery last Thursday night at Bradley Business Park when a gun-toting robber stole cash from a 34-year-old driver.
This led to the 327 service stopping at Deighton police station from 6pm instead of going on Leeds Road and up Bradley Road.
Bus chiefs had said the 328 Bradley bus would remain running on Keldregate as long as there were no more incidents.
But a robber struck on Keldregate at 10.10pm last night. Now, the 328 buses will also stop at Deighton Police Station from 6.45pm in the evenings.
Arriva had already withdrawn its buses from Keldregate after three of its drivers were robbed earlier in the autumn. The buses are still axed there.
First Huddersfield has already suspended services into the Sunny Heys area of Meltham after a driver was robbed at gunpoint there in the middle of last month and yobs smashed windows.
The company has put up £500 rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the robbers.
Detectives were today probing possible links between the two robberies on First Huddersfield buses in Bradley. They think the same man could be responsible.
First Huddersfield business director Graham Riley said: "Last night's bus has CCTV cameras on board and the images will be downloaded today.
"The drivers were brave enough to carry on the service into Bradley after last week's robbery, but after last night's robbery we have decided to terminate the bus at Deighton police station from tonight for four weeks.
"If things change following police inquiries, we will reconsider the decision."
Last night's robber got on the bus on Fartown Green Road and sat behind the driver.
There were about 25 other passengers on board and they have been asked to come forward if they remember seeing the man or know who he is.
The robber stayed on the bus right to the terminus on Alandale Road and then told the driver he was on the wrong bus and asked to go back to town.
By this stage he was the only passenger on board and when the bus set off back on Keldregate he asked to be let off near the Little John pub.
When the driver pulled over, the thief said he had a gun and demanded cash.
Some was handed over and he got off and walked away.
He is African-Caribbean, 6ft and stocky, weighing about 15 stones.
He wore a black jacket with red triangles across the front and dark blue tracksuit bottoms.
Det Con Steve Shaw, of Huddersfield CID, said: "Passengers on the bus may remember him getting on.
"He told the driver he would shoot him unless money was handed over.
"No gun was seen, but clearly the driver took the threat as genuine."
Contact Pc Pam Lynch at Huddersfield CID on 01484 436582 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.