ROBBERS fled empty-handed after trying to break into a bank.
Security staff were inside the Halifax bank on Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, when two men in balaclavas got out of a white van.
They smashed the glass door with a hammer but drove off after they were unable to get through a second security door.
The van was found burned out on Paul Lane between Mirfield and Kirkheaton.
No-one was injured in the incident, at 9.15pm on Monday.
Anyone with information to contact Det Con Peter Brooke on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.