Appeal: Police issue CCTV images in hunt for Huddersfield petrol station ‘shotgun robber’

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Police in Kirklees have issued images of a man they want to speak with following two petrol station robberies in Huddersfield this week.

The first incident occurred on Monday 8th May between 9.50pm, to 10.15pm at the Shell petrol station on Westbourne Road, Marsh.

The evening after, at around 10.35pm, a further incident occurred at the petrol station at Sainsbury’s on Southgate in the town centre.

In both incidents a suspect entered premises and threatened staff with what has been described as a shotgun partly inside a carrier bag.

The suspect demanded money from the tills and then made off with cash on foot.

He was described as white, in his early twenties and clean shaven around 5’ 8” tall wearing a black jacket and grey bottoms.

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Detective Inspector Catherine Shackleton of Kirklees CID, said: “We are conducting a number of enquiries into these two serious armed offences. Fortunately, no-one was hurt in either incident but staff were understandably left very shaken.
“We are issuing an image of a man we wish to speak with in connection with these robberies and I would like to speak with anyone who can identify him or has information, CCTV or dash cam footage of either crime.

“Information can be given via the 101 LiveChat function on the website or by calling 101 quoting reference 13230255064.

“It can also be given anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111. “

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Page last updated: Friday 12th May, 2023 at 1045 hours

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