Police release e-fits of pub knife raid pair

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DETECTIVES investigating a knifepoint robbery in which raiders escaped with hundreds of pounds have released these e-fits.

Police want to speak to anyone who recognises the pair who stole £800 from The Rastrick Ale House in Greenhead Lane, Rastrick.

The culprits threatened the pub’s co-owner Ross Brinkworth with a knife as he was cashing up at around 11.30pm on Tuesday, January 3.

The 26-year-old victim said his last customers had gone and he was tidying-up and filling the glass washer when he heard the door open and two men came in.

He said he told them they were too late to be served and they went to leave.

Then one of them smashed a glass on the ground and when he went to clean it up, he was punched and told to hand over the cash.

One is described as white, about 5ft 7ins tall, with a Mohican haircut.

He is in his mid-20s, slightly overweight with a tribal tattoo on his left arm.

He had stubble and was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans with a V-pattern on the left back pocket.

The other is white, about 5ft 10ins tall, with short brown hair.

He has a local accent and was wearing a gold ring on his right hand.

He also wore a black zip-up wool jumper, light blue jeans and white trainers. He is in his 30s.

Detectives say the weather that night was stormy but the pair were dry so may have been somewhere in the area before the robbery,

Anyone who knows who the pictured pair are or who has information about the robbery that might help the police’s investigation should call Calderdale CID on 01422 337085 or via 101.

Information can also be passed on via Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111.

The pub is also known as Mellors Bar and the Phoenix Club.