Police release more information about armed raid at jewellers in Halifax

Police have released images of men suspoected of carrying out an armed raid at Lister Horsfal Jewellers in Halifax
Police have released images of men suspoected of carrying out an armed raid at Lister Horsfal Jewellers in Halifax

Police have released more information about an armed robbery at a jewellers in Halifax.

The incident at Lister Horsfall on Corn Market happened shortly before 5pm on Thursday, February 5, and saw raiders escape with £650,000 worth of Rolex watches.

After releasing CCTV images of three men they want to speak to last week, they have now released information about the suspects’ movements following the robbery.

The men used a gun, crowbars and a hammer to threaten staff before fleeing on foot at 4.40pm up Cheapside, turning left at the top, making their way across the front of the Lloyds Bank.

They then turned right up Rawson Street, crossing Fountain Street using the zebra crossing in front of the Salvation pub.

After this the three split up. One man ran along Harrison Road before turning right up Carlton Street, passing the Magistrates Courts and Ziggy’s Spice House.

The other two walked past the Salvation pub and Plummet Line and then up Bull Close Lane. They were carrying a dark-coloured holdall between them (each person carrying one handle) and then walked up the road passing Ziggy’s Spice House.

It is then thought all three of them got into a vehicle which was possibly parked in the Council car park on in the streets around the Irish Centre on West Parade.

Detective Constable Lee Mason, of Calderdale CID, said: “We have already put out quite a lot of information about this incident as we continue our enquiries to bring those responsible to justice.

“Hopefully by giving such a detailed break down of the route three people who we want to speak to in connection with this incident took then someone might remember seeing something that could help us with our enquiries.”

The jewellers was previously raided on January 5.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call Det Con Lee Mason at Calderdale CID on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.