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CCTV images released as police hunt for robbers
Police hunting two robbers who stole money from a man and woman in a village high street have released pictures of the men they are trying to track down.
The masked men, armed with a hammer and knife, struck at about 12.30pm on Monday, April 23, when they threatened the victims outside the post office in Main Street, Menston, before escaping in a maroon Skoda Octavia, with the woman’s bag.
Officers leading the hunt for the robbers have tracked down the car, which is being forensically examined, but have yet to capture the two men.
Now, they have released CCTV images of both men and the car as they continue to search for the attackers.
Det Insp Mark Long, of Airedale and North Bradford CID, who is leading the hunt, said: “We are making progress with this enquiry and are conducting a detailed forensic examination of the suspects’ car, a maroon Skoda Octavia, recovered by police from Cleasby Road, near the Main Street.
“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw the movements of this vehicle on the day of the robbery and who saw it being parked up and abandoned in Cleasby Road. Did you see people behaving suspiciously near the car shortly after pulling up on Cleasby Road, or driving it around Menston before noon on the 23rd? If so please get in touch.
The victims were left shaken, but uninjured after the armed robbery.
Anyone with information should call police on the non-emergency 101 number, or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.