Robber threw furniture shop worker onto mattress

An efit of the robber
An efit of the robber
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A thief pushed a furniture shop worker onto a mattress before escaping with a bag of money.

Police have released an e-fit image of the robber, who targeted the store on Westgate in Wakefield with an accomplice.

The two men attempted to distract the lone female member of staff, before one of them pushed her onto a mattress. Both then ran off.

Both were white. One was around 30 years-old, 5ft 6ins tall and stocky, with scruffy ginger hair. He had a bruise to the left-hand side of his face, dried blood on his lip and bloodshot eyes.

He was wearing a yellow rugby style shirt with collar, blue jeans and white trainers with a red stripe.

The other was 5ft 4ins tall, heavily built and had short black hair and a short black beard, He was wearing a white t-shirt and navy blue jeans.

The incident happened on the afternoon of July 3.

Detective Constable Michael O’Brien, of Wakefield CID, said: “If anyone was in Wakefield city centre that day and remembers seeing men matching these descriptions following this incident then we would like to speak to them to help ascertain their movements following this robbery.

Call Wakefield CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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