A GANG returned to a petrol station to free a car driver who filled up without paying.
The 34-year-old owner of the Gulf service station in Newsome Road, Newsome, detained the driver who refused to pay after his passenger put petrol worth £20 into a green M-registered Citroen at 3.40pm on Sunday.
The passenger fled but returned with three other men while the owner was waiting for the police.
They picked up a large stone and smashed the shop window.
The driver managed to break free and broke an ice-cream cabinet before they all fled.
The victim's 30-year- old brother said: "My brother was punched two or three times and was terrified. The attackers smashed the window two or three times and the cabinet inside with a fire extinguisher."
The driver was an African-Caribbean man in his early 20s, with distinctive dyed ginger hair.
He wore a red T-shirt and blue jeans.
The passenger was a mixed race man in his early 20s, 5ft 8in tall with very short hair and he wore a white T-shirt.
Sgt Tim O'Sullivan, of Huddersfield police, said: "From the description of the driver and the car, we are sure someone must know who they are."
Anyone with information should contact Pc Andy Booth on 01484 436876.