Police launch appeal to find three knife wielding teens who robbed West Yorkshire shop to steal cigarettes

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Police have launched an appeal to find three teenagers who robbed a West Yorkshire shop armed with knives before making off with cigarettes.

The incident occurred on Monday January 13 at around 4.30pm, when three males armed with knives entered the shop on Westgate in Cleckheaton.

The males made off with cigarettes, police said.

They are described as white and aged between 16 and 17 years old.

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One of the males is described as having curly ginger hair.

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A 15-year-old boy was arrested as part of the investigation and has been released.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who saw any suspicious behaviour in the area is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information which can assist the investigation should contact Kirklees CID on 101 or via the 101 chat service, quoting crime reference is 13200022107.