Masked men with knives raided bookies in Wibsey last night

FOUR masked men with knives raided a bookmaker in Wibsey last night.

The gang-of-four hit the shop on Beacon Road at 8.15pm.

They demanded money from staff and a significant amount of cash was taken from the till before they ran out.

Bradford South Detective Inspector Alan Flynn said: “Although no one was injured during this incident, these men displayed extremely threatening behaviour towards the staff in the premises.

“We know at least two of the suspects were in possession of knives of some description.

“As with any incident of this nature, it is an extremely distressing situation for the cashiers involved and we are working closely with them as part of our enquiries.

“We do however require members of the public to contact us immediately if they have witnessed this offence occurring or can provide us with information which will enable us to identify the culprits.

“From our initial enquiries, we believe these men made away up Windmill Street and I would be keen to hear from anyone who has seen them.”

One of the men was wearing a bandana and is believed to be around 19 years old, 5ft 4ins tall and slim. He was wearing a blue coat and a black hooded jumper.

Another was also wearing a bandana is said to be around 6ft 3ins tall, in his early 20s and was wearing a dark hooded top.

The third and fourth men who stood nearby the entrance were both of larger build and around 6 ft tall with similar clothing.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to contact Bradford South CID via 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111.