A POTENTIAL robber armed with an axe threatened a shop worker.
The axe-man went into a Crosland Moor off-licence to demand cash.
But he didn’t count on one of the shop’s workers, a 24-year-old man, to stand up to him.
The incident happened at Moor End Stores on Moor End Road at 9.30pm on Friday night.
Now police are appealing for people to help trace the man.
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “At around 9.30pm a man wearing a balaclava and jeans went into Moor End Stores on Moor End Road and threatened staff with an axe, demanding money.
“A 24-year-old man working in the store at the time challenged the suspect and forced him out of the shop.
“The suspect, who was believed to be white and around 6ft tall, then ran off down Walpole Road.
“No-one was hurt during the incident and nothing was stolen from the store.”
The attempted robbery came just days after an armed robbery, also in Crosland Moor.
Police are looking at possible links between the two incidents.
On Monday, April 28 at 1.30am a masked man entered a shop on Nabcroft Rise.
The suspect threatened a staff member with what is believed to have been a single-barreled shotgun that was said to have been concealed in a white bag.
The suspect stole cigarettes and several hundred pounds in cash before leaving the store in an unknown direction.
Police are looking for a white, of medium build, and around 5ft 11ins tall.
He was wearing a full balaclava type mask, a white top, blue jeans and pale gloves.
Enquiries are ongoing by Huddersfield CID and anyone who was in the area at the time of either offences, witnessed anything suspicious, or has any information which can assist the investigation, is asked to contact DC Ian Carruthers at Huddersfield CID via 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.