ROBBERIES are again the focus of police attention in Huddersfield.
We are making robbery offences a divisional priority and I would urge the public to support us.
Yesterday we released details of two men wanted for a particularly nasty robbery offence at Grange Moor, where a young man was tied up and beaten after refusing to let a bogus caller into his home.
Hopefully our appeal will bear fruit.
Now we are hunting a man who targeted a takeaway delivery man at Dalton.
Again, this is an offence where I think the distinctive suspect description could lead to an identification.
I am unable to confirm the takeaway in question as this may put the victim and business at risk.
The attack happened on Friday, February 4, between 6.15pm and 6.20pm.
The delivery rider for a Huddersfield takeaway arrived in Harp Inge, Dalton, with a food order.
The victim pulled up on his scooter outside the delivery address and was checking the order, when the suspect approached him and said: “Give me the money or the bike.”
He then added: “I’m not joking, give me the money or the bike, bruv”.
The victim told the suspect that the scooter belonged to his employer, but then the robber became more aggressive.
He started swearing at the victim, pushing him in the chest, and then said he had a knife, although none was seen.
The victim was frightened and handed over cash to the suspect who said: “Is that all, cos I’ll search you.”
The victim was terrified and handed over the remainder of his cash, a total of £30.
The suspect then demanded the victim’s white Samsung mobile phone and again the frightened man handed it over.
It was at this point that a passer by walked up and said: “Come on man, leave it alone.”
The suspect told this person to stay out of it and shut up, before he walked off down Harp Inge, towards its junction with Crossfields and Brock Bank.
The robber was a black man, approximately 5ft 10in to 6ft tall, in his late 20s or early 30s. He was of slim build with three or four gold teeth to the front, top and bottom. He was wearing dark clothing and spoke with a local accent, which the victim describes as having a bit of a Jamaican “twang”.
Anyone who can help should contact police on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.