Armed gang raid shop in Outwood

Armed robbers stole cash and cigarettes from Spa in Outwood.

Armed robbers stole cash and cigarettes from Spa in Outwood.

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A GANG armed with a machete and sledgehammer stole cash and cigarettes from a shop in Outwood.

Three masked men burst into the Spar shop, on Potovens Lane, at 10.55pm last night (Thursday) and threatened staff.

They escaped in a stolen Mitsubishi L200 pick-up truck, registration CN05 MTX .

It had been stolen in North Yorkshire earlier that day.

Police found it dumped on Lingwell Nook Lane, Lofthouse.

The first suspect was mixed race, tall, skinny and aged in his early 20s.

He was wearing a navy blue hooded top, tracksuit bottoms, trainers and was armed with a machete.

The second was a large white man, 6ft tall, and had a ‘ski-slope’ nose.

He was wearing a dark blue hooded jacket, dark blue jeans and was armed with a sledgehammer.

The third suspect was white, aged in his early 20s, of medium build and 6ft tall.

He was wearing a burgundy hooded jacket, charcoal stonewash jeans and black gloves.

Anyone with any information should call Wakefield CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.