A TAXI driver was terrorised into handing over his takings by thieves armed with a sword and a claw hammer.
The 29-year-old victim had driven the van-style taxi to pick up a fare on Cherry Nook Road in Deighton at 8.20pm last night when a man got into the passenger seat as soon as he stopped.
He threatened the driver with a claw hammer, demanding cash.
A second robber was outside wielding a large knife or a sword shouting "hurry up" to his accomplice.
The thieves stole the driver's cash and mobile phone before fleeing down a nearby dirt track.
Det Con Russ Conlon, of Kirklees CID intelligence unit, said: "This was a frightening ordeal for the driver.
"The thieves may have been hanging around in the area before the attack. Did anyone see where they went afterwards?
The man who got into the taxi is white and wore dark clothes with his face covered.
Contact Kirklees CID robbery team on 01484 436685.