Knife-wielding thug leaves woman ‘terrified’ after attempted robbery

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A man wielding a knife left woman “terrified” after demanding cash during a raid on a shop.

Police said the incident in Dewsbury happened at 6.15pm on Thursday, July 7.

The man burst into a convenience store on Old Bank Road, Earlsheaton with a knife and threatened a member of staff.

He then left the store without any cash and escaped down a nearby ginnel in the direction of Wakefield Road.

DC Seb Morgan, from Kirklees CID, said: “This was an extremely terrifying attack for the person involved, we are appealing for anybody who may have witnessed the incident or has any information.”

The suspect is around 25-years-old, 6ft tall, white and thin.

Anyone with information should contact Kirklees CID on 101.