Armed robbers threaten man at block of flats in Batley

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A GROUP of men armed with knives threatened a 43-year-old man during an attempted robbery at a block of flats in Batley.

Police are now appealing for information following the incident, which happened between 2pm and 2.30pm on Saturday, June 28.

Detective Constable Andy Clayton, from Huddersfield CID, said: “The victim was followed into the ground floor communal area of Talbot Mills block of flats on Well Lane, Batley.

“Two of the three suspects were carrying knives and threatened the victim making demands for property.

“As one of the suspects reached round to take the man’s wallet from his rear trouser pocket a scuffle ensued and all three suspects fled the block of flats with the man’s wallet containing cash and cards.

“Fortunately, the victim did not suffer any serious injury in the incident, but has been left understandably shocked by what took place.”

He added: “All three suspects are described as white males in their early twenties with slim builds.

“The main suspect was described as being particularly skinny and ‘scruffy’ looking with untidy short hair.

“He was wearing a khaki green coloured jacket with a drawstring hood and blue jeans.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Andy Clayton at Huddersfield CID via non-emergency number 101.

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