A SHOPKEEPER had a gun pointed at him by a thief who twice pulled the trigger.
Each time the gun clicked during the robbery bid at the Dalton store, but no bullet came out.
The raider walked into Patel's Store on Harp Inge in Dalton at 7.30am on Thursday and started to take items off the shelves and put them on the counter.
He then told the shopkeeper to open the till, but he said it was broken.
The robber got a small bronze handgun out, demanded cash and phone cards and pulled the trigger twice, but it just clicked.
The victim pushed the shop's alarm button and it scared the raider who fled empty-handed.
Det Con Steve Shaw, of Huddersfield CID, said: "We would like to speak to anyone who saw the man hanging around the shop before the raid or running away afterwards."
The raider was white, aged about 20, 5ft 6in tall and wore a navy blue tracksuit which had a hooded pullover top.
The top had large white letters across the chest and a round badge on the upper sleeve.
Anyone who knows who he was or has any information should contact Huddersfield CID's robbery team on 01484 436582 or Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.