‘Machete’ attack at Chellow Heights service station on Haworth Road (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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‘Machete’ attack at Chellow Heights service station on Haworth Road
Police are scouring CCTV footage in the hunt for two men who raided a Bradford petrol station armed with what was believed to be a machete.
It happened at Chellow Heights Service Station on Haworth Road at 3.20am yesterday when the robbers demanded cash from staff at both tills.
No-one was hurt, but the suspects got away with an amount of cigarettes from the counter as well as money before making off on foot in the direction of Sandy Lane .
Staff have been able to give police good descriptions of the wanted men.
The first is described as Asian, of large build, around 5ft 10ins tall, between 19 and 25-years-old, clean-shaven and wearing a black and white baseball cap with a black hooded top.
The second man is said to be Asian, around 18-years-old, around 5ft 6ins tall and of skinny build. He was also clean-shaven with short dark hair and gelled fringe. He was wearing a grey hooded top with a blue hood and scarf across his face.
Anyone with any information should contact Airedale and North Bradford CID on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.
No-one at the petrol station was available for comment yesterday, the premises had re-opened by lunchtime, but the two workers who were there at the time of the raid were at home recovering from their ordeal.
The petrol station has been the scene of other violent troubles over the years – in September 2001, 16-year-old Yasser Hussain Nazir, of Keighley , died there after being shot in the head in a gangland-style shooting In April last year, a teenager who threatened one of the filling station workers with a rounders bat during a robbery was locked up for two-and-a-half years.
And on January 4 this year, a masked man fired a shotgun at the Shell petrol station, after a cashier refused his demands for cash. He escaped with money from the till and fled to a getaway car.