Robbers armed with a knife and hammer raid Halifax care home

Police want help tracing three men.
Police want help tracing three men.

A female care worker was threatened and left with facial injuries after armed robbers raided a Halifax care home.

The incident occurred at around 11pm on Friday, when four suspects wearing face coverings, armed with what are believed to be a knife and a hammer, entered a residential care home on Cooper Lane.

They made threats of violence to a female care-worker in her 20s, before assaulting her and leaving her with facial injuries.

The suspects made off with cash and the keys to a black Vauxhall Zafira, registration RV11 KKE, which remains missing at this time.

Detective Constable Craig Pearson of Halifax CID said; “I would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area on Friday evening and may have seen anything or anyone acting suspicious to come forward.

“I would also ask anyone who may have seen the black Vauxhall Zafira on or since Friday evening, or who knows where it is now to get in touch.

“This has clearly been a frightening experience for the victim who has been left with significant facial injuries following the incident. Anyone who knows anything should speak to us on 101. Enquiries are continuing.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Craig Pearson at Calderdale CID via 101, or alternatively via the independent anonymous crime fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online/