Appeal: Robbery, White Lee Road, in Batley

Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Detectives are appealing for information following a robbery in Batley where a large amount of jewellery was stolen.

The incident happened on 15 May at around 2pm at a house on White Lee Road.

The female victim was alone at home with a young child when she heard a loud bang.

She saw a suspect at the back patio door attempting to gain entry and then found four other suspects in the hallway carrying objects believed to be screwdrivers.

The suspects demanded any valuable items and threatened her. During the incident, she tried to get away from the suspects, but was grabbed by one of them and fell to the floor, causing minor injuries to her arm.

The suspects left with various items including an engagement ring, other jewellery and a laptop.

DC Ian Carruthers, of Kirklees CID, said: “I am appealing to members of the public to see if anyone saw anything suspicious in the area this week.

“This was an absolutely terrifying ordeal for a mother and child in their own home, thankfully neither of them were seriously hurt, but they were left extremely distressed by the incident.”

Anyone with any information or saw anything suspicious in the area is asked to contact Kirklees CID via 101 quoting crime reference number 13180233097 or alternatively people can use the 101 live chat facility www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101LiveChat

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