Armed men in early morning petrol station robbery

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Men armed with a blade and large bar stole cash and cigarettes from a Wakefield petrol station in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The two robbers forced open a door at the petrol station on Jacob’s Well Lane at 3.10am yesterday (Tuesday).

One of the men was carrying a small bladed weapon, the other a large bar.

One of the men then jumped onto the counter as the member of staff ran to the back of the premises.

They stole cash from the till and cigarettes before making off on foot.

The two men were both wearing dark hooded tops and tracksuit bottoms.

Detective Inspector Tim Hunt of Wakefield CID, said: “Enquiries are ongoing into this offence and we are appealing for witnesses and information.

“I would ask anyone who has information to contact Wakefield CID on 101 or the independent Crimestoppers charity, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”