Police investigating a robbery at a newsagents in Huddersfield are urging witnesses to come forward.
The raid happened at 3.50pm yesterday when a man entered Top News on Colne Road and knocked the shopkeeper to the floor.
Detectives investigating the incident believe the suspect - thought to be an Asian man - may have been spotted by passers-by, particularly students, as it is close to the big student hostels in Kings Bridge Road.
The injured man was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary but was not believed to be badly hurt.
Det Insp Mark Taylor of Huddersfield CID said: “The suspect has entered the shop and closed the door, which is always left open. He has waited for some people to leave before moving towards the shopkeeper behind the counter.
“He has forced the shopkeeper onto the ground and taken money from the till and cigarettes in a drawstring bag.
“He also stole a charity tin and collection box.
“The robbery happened in a busy student area and at a time where there may well have been students leaving the campus for the day.
“We would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious to contact us.”
Officers could not confirm at this stage whether a weapon was involved but a ‘cylinder shape’ was spotted by the shopkeeper.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101.
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