A masked gunman burst into a Westgate jewellery shop this morning (Monday).
He burst into Stuart Neil Jewellers, close to the railway bridge at around 11.10am.
The suspect threatened the manager with what was believed to be a replica pistol or a BB gun but fled empty handed.
He was in his early 20s, he was slim and about 5ft 7ins tall.
He was wearing a hooded jacket and a scarf across his face.
Anyone with any information should contact DC Phil Davis at Wakefield CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.