Robbers armed with machete and screwdriver strike at homes in West Yorkshire

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A WOMAN was threatened with a screwdriver and a man was threatened with a machete during two separate robberies at addresses in the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire.

Detectives in Kirklees are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at a property on Thorseby Rive, Gomersal, at around 6pm on Friday. (November 6)

A suspect entered a 40-year-old woman’s home and threatened her with a screwdriver.

Three other suspects then entered the property taking the keys to a black Volkswagen Polo, FV06 OBW, which was then stolen from the driveway.

They also made off with a black handbag containing a large amount of cash and personal items.

All four suspects are believed to have made off in the VW Polo.

And police in Holmfirth are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Scholes in the early hours of Saturday morning. (November 7)

The incident happened at around 12.30am when two suspects approached a property on a street called Paris, kicking and shouting for the door to be answered.

The occupant, a 37-year-old man, opened door explaining he did not know what the suspects were talking about when the first suspect threatened him with a machete.

One of the suspects in the Holmfirth incident is described as an 18 to 25-year-old thin man who was 5ft 9 in tall.

He was wearing a dark blue scarf over the lower part of his face and a grey hooded top with the hood up, and light blue jeans.

The second suspect is described as an 18 to 25-year-old man of medium build. He was wearing a dark blue scarf over the lower part of his face and a dark blue hooded top with the hood up and dark blue jeans.

Police hunting the robbery gang from the Gomersal incident say one suspect is described as a 5ft 8in tall thin white man aged around 19.

He is described as having short, shaggy brown dark hair. He was wearing a dark coloured zipped hooded jacket with the hood up and gloves.

Suspect two is described as an Asian man aged around 30. He was around 5ft 9in tall and of medium build.

He had dark, long curly hair which may have been in a pony tail. He was wearing a small hooped earring in his right ear and was wearing a plain hooded jacket with the hood up, and tightly zipped around his face and mouth.

Suspect three is described as an Asian man aged between 20 and 22. He was around 5ft 8in tall and of slim build with prominent thick dark eyebrows.

He was wearing a turquoise coloured zipped jacket with a white stripe down the arm.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact Kirklees CID via 101. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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