A HUDDERSFIELD betting shop manager was left injured after robbers ambushed him in a taxi.
The 23-year-old man had just closed up the Jack Pearson betting shop in Sheepridge Road, Sheepridge, at 9.30 last night.
He got into a booked taxi, which set off down Woodhouse Hill.
When the taxi stop- ped to give way to an oncoming vehicle, the manager saw a red Vauxhall Cavalier behind.
The car had the registration H85 MSC and contained four people wearing hooded tops and scarves across their faces.
The manager told the taxi driver to speed away, but the Cavalier overtook by driving on the wrong side of the road and forced the taxi to stop by pulling in front of it.
Two African Caribbean men got out and opened the rear taxi door.
One grabbed the manager's holdall containing coins from the day's takings.
The manager was punched in the face. The other robber jump- ed into the taxi and knelt on him, demanding to know where banknotes were.
The two men fledback to the Cavalier with the cash.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Brinn Taylor on 01484 436685.
A silmilar attack took place in Crosland Moor last Friday.