A LOCAL convenience store was hit by a robbery on Sunday when a man with a “gun” and crowbar targeted the shop.

The incident occurred at the Co-operative store in Whitehall Road, Drighlington, at 9.30pm on Sunday.

Police said they were called to reports of robbery, where a man wearing a balaclava entered the village shop armed with a crowbar and “what appeared to be a firearm”.

He threatened staff and demanded cash, taking money from the tills before fleeing the store on foot.

Thankfully, no members of staff or the public were physically injured in the incident.

It's the second time in four years the store has been targeted by violent robbers.

In August 2018, three men donning balaclavas targeted the store, attacking one woman and fracturing her cheekbone in a vicious attack and stealing cash from the till before fleeing the scene.

West Yorkshire Police are now asking anyone who witnessed the robbery or who may have information that could assist the investigation to call police on 101, quoting log number 1774 of September 12.

Information can also be submitted using the live chat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website, or to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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