Update: Two men arrested in connection with violent robbery in Outlane

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Two men have been arrested in connection with a robbery at the home of an elderly woman in Outlane.

The two men, aged 23 and 24, from Huddersfield, were arrested this morning (Wednesday) on suspicion of robbery and are currently in custody.

The suspects are believed to have forced the 81-year-old victim into an armchair, before threatening her with pliers.

The offence occurred at around 1.30pm, when the woman was home alone at a property on New Hey Road, Outlane.

Three unknown suspects entered the property, one of them then grabbed the victim from behind and forced her into an armchair and pushed her back down when she tried to get up.

She was then threatened with what are believed to be pliers, before the suspects made off with a number of pieces of jewellery in a suede effect cream coloured jewellery box.

Detective Inspector Ian Thornes of Kirklees CID said; “This has clearly been a very frightening experience for the victim and I would appeal to anyone who was in the area yesterday lunchtime and may have seen the suspects prior to, or after the incident, or seen or heard anything suspicious to come forward.

“The suspects have used completely unnecessary and despicable level of violence against a vulnerable victim, and I would appeal to anyone who knows anything about the incident, or those responsible to speak to the police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kirklees CID via 101, or alternatively by calling the anonymous, independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.