Police launch appeal after Wakefield petrol station robbery

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at a petrol station.

The incident happened at 3.10am yesterday (March 29) on Jacob’s Well Lane, Wakefield.

Two people forced open a door and then went to the counter where a member of staff was present. One man was carrying a small bladed weapon, the other a large bar.

One of the two then jumped onto the counter as the member of staff ran to the rear of the premises.

The two then stole cash from the till and cigarettes before making off on foot.

The two offenders are described as male, both wearing dark hooded tops and tracksuit bottoms.

Detective Inspector Tim Hunt of Wakefield CID, said: “Enquiries are ongoing into this offence and we are 
appealing for witnesses and information.

“I would ask anyone who has information to contact Wakefield CID on 101 or the independent Crimestoppers charity, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”