Gang of robbers assault man in targeted attack in Wakefield

A gang of robbers assaulted a man in a targeted attack and stole cash from his home.

Friday, 29th January 2016, 11:15 am
Updated Friday, 29th January 2016, 11:24 am
Mexborough residents are calling for armed police to be patrol in the town, after two shootings took place in 24 hours.

Four men went into then house on Painthorpe Lane, Wakefield, at around 2.20pm on Tuesday.

They threatened and assaulted a 41-year-old man before stealing cash.

The victim’s family members witnessed the attack but were unharmed.

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Police said the men then got into a four door black saloon vehicle and left the scene.

All four suspects are believed to be in their early 20s.

Det Insp Dave Rogerson, of Wakefield CID, said: “I believe this to have been a targeted attack and has clearly been very distressing for the victims.

“This incident has occurred in the early afternoon when there will have people going about their daily business and I am certain someone will have seen something.

“I would appeal to anyone in and around the area of Painthorpe Lane who seen the men acting suspiciously or getting in to the black car to come forward. Enquiries are ongoing.”

Any witnesses should call Wakefield CID on 101, quoting 13160037106.