A MAN was forced to hand over a bag of cash at gunpoint in a terrifying robbery.

Police said it happened at business premises close to Maharaja Fabrics in Cemetery Road at about 7.30pm on Sunday.

A spokesperson said: "A man in his fifties was leaving the premises with a bag of cash when he was approached by three suspects who chased him back inside.

"He was then assaulted and threatened with a gun before the suspects fled with the bag, which is believed to have contained a large amount of cash.

"He suffered a minor head injury in the incident."

Detective Inspector Mark Taylor, of Bradford District CID, said: “This would have been a frightening experience for the victim who was forced to hand over the bag at gunpoint.

“We believe this was a pre-planned attack and are keen to speak to anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the Cemetery Road area, possibly towards the junction with Thornton Road, at around the time stated.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bradford District CID on 101, quoting crime reference 13180616796, or use the live chat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website.

Information can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.