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Efit Appeal: Robbery, Denby Dale

Friday, 14 July 2017

​Police have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a robbery in Denby Dale.

The incident occurred at around 1.40am on Saturday 24 June on Litherop Lane. The victim was driving in the direction of Denby Dale Road when his car was flagged down by two males, who were standing at the road site beside a vehicle with its hazard lights flashing.

The males asked the victim, a man in his 60s, for help and said their car had broken down.

While getting out of the car, the victim was struck to the face by the suspects who took his car keys and made off in his vehicle.

The first suspect is described as mixed race, around 5ft 5ins tall, of stocky build and had slight stubble. He is believed to have spoken in a foreign accent, and was wearing shorts and a t-shirt.

The second suspect is described as white, in his late teens to early 20s, of slim build and around 6ft tall. He had short cut, fair hair.

They were standing beside a small salooon vehicle, which was a cream or yellow colour. It is believed to have been a 56 plate registration.

Detective Constable Chris Eglen, of Huddersfield CID, said: "This was an unprovoked attack, which has left the victim requiring hospital treatment.

"I would like to speak to anyone who has any information about this incident or recognises the two descriptions of the men involved.

"I would also appeal for anyone who has information on the efit image, or recognises the vehicle described or saw it driving in the area, to get in touch with police, as they may have information valuable to the investigation."

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Constable 1165 Chris Eglen at Huddersfield CID via 101 quoting crime reference number 13170044509.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Approximate location of the incident, Litherop Lane, Denby Dale

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