Images released of suspect wanted in a series of linked robberies

Police in Kirklees have issued images of a suspect as part of an ongoing investigation into a robbery and two attempted robberies.

Kirklees District CID would like to speak to anyone who perhaps recognises the clothing of the man pictured or who has information which might help identify him.

The images were taken at an attempted robbery at a newsagents at about 5.10am in Holmfirth on April 10 in which a suspect threatened staff with an axe.  He made off with cash and cigarettes.

Officers have linked the offence with an earlier  attempted robbery at a post office and convenience store on Manchester Road in Linthwaite at about 3.40am, also on April 10, in which a suspect also threatened staff with an axe.  He made off empty handed after persons present refused to give him money. 

It is also linked with the theft of a BMW car from Berry Brow in Huddersfield from April 10 which was then used in an attempted ram raid at a convenience store in Golcar at around 4am on the same date. 

PC Josh Lowther of Kirklees CID said: “We are continuing to investigate four linked offences from April 10 and have issued a CCTV still of a suspect, taken from the robbery in Holmfirth.

“While the man’s face is clearly not visible it is possible someone may recognise the individual from his clothing and demeanor, and I would ask anyone who can assist our investigation to contact us.

“Anyone who can aid the investigation in any way is asked to contact Kirklees CID on 101 referencing crime number 13210175843.

“Information can also be given online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat or anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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