Armed robbers hit Halifax jewellers for a second time in four weeks

Workmen remove broken display cases after a robbery at Lister Horsfall Jeweller, Halifax
Workmen remove broken display cases after a robbery at Lister Horsfall Jeweller, Halifax
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Armed robbers carrying a gun and crowbars have hit a Halifax jewellers for the second time in number a weeks.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the robbery at Lister Horsfall on Corn Market.

The latest incident happened shortly before 5pm on Thursday, February 5, and involved three men who entered the store armed with a gun, crowbars and a hammer.

The men threatened staff at the store and made off with a large quantity of watches worth several hundred thousands of pounds.

Following this incident the men fled on foot up Cheapside towards Georges Square.

Detective Constable Lee Mason, of Calderdale CID, said: “This was an extremely frightening and horrific incident.

“It is difficult to imagine how it feels to have a gun pointed at you. The staff members involved were understandably left shocked and extremely shaken by their ordeal.

“Fortunately no one was injured as a result of the incident.

“We wish to speak to anyone who saw these men either before the incident or fleeing the scene afterwards.

“Once they got to the top of Cheapside it is believed that the males ran to the left heading for the Post Office. There will have been a number of people stood at the many bus stops in the area who may have seen them; we ask any of these people to come forward.”

The jewellers was previously targeted on January 5, when a large quantity of watches were stolen.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call Calderdale CID on 101 or pass information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555