A TEENAGER was robbed at knifepoint outside the monument in Greenhead Park.
The attack happened at 4.15 on Tuesday afternoon when the 19-year-old was set upon by two men in hoodies.
It is the latest in a series of attacks in the area of the park.
Kirklees Council is planning to erect railings along it’s perimeter as part of a multi-million pound revamp and to close the park at night.
The unsuspecting teen was sitting on the steps of the monument and had just put his phone away after taking a call.
All of a sudden he was pushed from behind.
Two hooded men about 25-years-old demanded that he empty his pockets.
One of them was brandishing a Stanley Knife.
They took his Acer laptop and Nokia 860 Lung mobile phone.
The first man is described as black, and about 6ft tall.
He was wearing a black hooded top with “Henley” written on it in bright yellow letters.
The second man was mixed race and had pockmarked skin.
He had slits shaven into each of his eyebrows and was wearing a grey or cream coloured hoodie with matching bottoms.
Det Con Russ Conlon from Kirklees CID said: “We urge anyone with any information to come forward.
“Please call us if you have been offered an Acer laptop or a Nokia 860 Lung mobile phone.”
Call officer PC Tony Marshall on 0845 6060606.
Or Crime Stoppers anonymously on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.