Appeal: Robbery, Lumley Street, Castleford
Tuesday July 23, 2019
Detectives are issuing images of men they want to speak it in connection with robbery and shoplifting offences in which thieves made off on a moped.
Wakefield District CID would like to speak to anyone who can identify the men pictured in connection with a robbery in Castleford last week in which a shopkeeper was threatened with weapons.
The incident took place at about 9pm at a convenience store on Lumley Street, Castleford on Wednesday July 17 after two men entered the store and threatened the shopkeeper with a hammer.
He struggled with one of the suspects and was punched before both males made off with cigarettes, fleeing the area on a moped.
Police are linking the incident with a shoplifting incident at Sainsbury’s in Castleford at about 12pm on July 17 in which a crate of beer was stolen and a theft at B&M at Normanton on the same day.
Detective Inspector Gaynor Hancock of Wakefield CID, said: “We are continuing to investigate a robbery offence in Castleford last week and are issuing images of men we would like to speak with in connection with this serious incident.
“Anyone who can identify the men or who has any information about the robbery is asked to contact Wakefield CID 101 referencing crime number 13190364046.
Information can also be given online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat or anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.