Teenagers' mobiles stolen in '˜frightening' Birstall robbery

THREE teenagers had their mobile phones stolen in a '˜frightening' robbery in Birstall.

Monday, 4th July 2016, 4:23 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:39 pm
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Kirklees District CID would like to speak to anyone who witnessed or has information about the robbery which took place in the early hours of Sunday. Three 16-year-old boys were approached by two men in their 20s, while they were waiting for a taxi in Birstall, at around 1.30am.

One of the men asked for a cigarette and then threatened the teenagers with a knife and demanded their phones. The other man also produced a knife and threatened them.

One of the suspects was white, 5ft 9ins to 6ft tall and muscular with a round stomach. He was wearing a grey hooded top with the hood up, a black scarf covering his face and dark coloured jogging bottoms.

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The other was white, 6ft tall, then and wearing a dark hooded top with the hood up, a black scarf covering his face and black shorts.

DC Andy Clayton of Huddersfield CID, said: “Enquiries are ongoing into this robbery which was clearly a very frightening experience for these three teenagers.”