POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a robbery in Birstall, where at least one of the suspects is believed to have been carrying a weapon.

Police said that yesterday, at around 6.41pm, five males entered Currys PC World in Birstall Retail Park and began to steal products.

In an appeal put out by West Yorkshire Police, it is said that "police believe at least one offender was in possession of a bladed weapon."

No one was harmed in the incident, which police say ended when suspects fled the scene in vehicles, including a black BMW.

Kirklees District CID said they later located the said BMW, on Penistone Road in Huddersfield, and arrested three men in connection with the incident.

All remain in custody for questioning.

DI Matt Hawker of Kirklees CID, said: "Active enquiries are ongoing into this incident this morning which we are treating as a robbery.

"We are appealing for witnesses and would like to speak to anyone who saw five suspects flee the store. We know a black BMW was used by the males and are investigating whether there was a second vehicle involved.

"Anyone who has information is asked to contact Kirklees CID on 101 referencing police crime number 13190618500. Information can also be given online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101live chat or anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111."