CCTV video of terrifying robbery at Halifax petrol station

This is the terrifying moment a petrol station worker was confronted by a masked gang armed with a knife and a suspected handgun.

CCTV images from Cote Hill Service Station, on Burnley Road, show the violent robbery which left the man working there with his hand slashed.

The robbery at Cote Hill Service Station

The robbery at Cote Hill Service Station

He was hurt when the culprits went behind the till.

While he was lying on the floor, the gang stole cash and cigarettes.

The images have been released by detectives investigating the robbery in a bid to identify the culprits.

Three people - thought to be two men and possibly a woman - burst into the garage at 9.30pm on Sunday, November 4 and threatened the man working inside.

The robbery at Cote Hill Service Station

The robbery at Cote Hill Service Station

All were described as in their 30s to 40s and of heavy build. All had their faces covered.

They are understood to have run off towards King Cross.

Detective Sergeant Matt Dalton, from Calderdale CID, said: “The victim is still recovering from his injuries which were a cut to the palm of his hand.

“The incident has left the victim and his family traumatised and we are seeking help from the public in order to try and identify the offenders and bring them to justice.”

As reported by the Courier last week, the manager of the petrol station Bernard Stern said they had been robbed in the past but no one had ever been hurt before.

“It’s a terrible thing to happen,” he said.

“It makes you wonder if it’s all worth it. They never even get very much.”

Anyone who saw the three in the area at the time or who recognises the people in the CCTV images is being urged to call Det Sgt Dalton in Calderdale CID on 01422 337086.

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