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Armed robbers steal food from takeaway driver in Birkenshaw
8:50am Thursday 7th March 2013 in News
A takeaway driver had a “sword-type weapon” put to his throat and was robbed of his fast food delivery in what police have described as an “unusual” crime.
The victim, a 36-year-old man, was approached by the duo, one wearing a balaclava mask, in Birkenshaw Lane, Birkenshaw, late on Sunday night.
The pair threatened the man, who works for a Cleckheaton takeaway, before stealing the food and running away towards a field.
PC Andy Clayton said: “This was an unusual incident in which a serious threat of violence has been made in what is a comparatively low-value theft of food.
“I believe these two men will be known in the local community and clearly this sort of behaviour is totally unacceptable.”
The driver, of Batley, was not harmed.
The first suspect, who had the weapon, was described as scruffy and smelling of alcohol. He was white, in his late 30s, 6ft tall and of medium build with short brown hair and a clean shaven, large face. He was wearing black jeans, a blue and white tracksuit top and trainers.
The second man was also white, 5ft 3in to 5ft 6in tall, and slim. He wore a black balaclava mask, black jeans and a black jacket.
Contact PC Clayton at Huddersfield CID on 101, or CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.