Masked armed robbers hit Halifax bookmakers

The Ladbrokes betting shop on Ovenden Road, Halifax
The Ladbrokes betting shop on Ovenden Road, Halifax

Masked armed robbers burst in to a Halifax bookmakers and threatened staff with a hammer before escaping with cash.

Police have put out a witness appeal following the incident at the Ladbrokes betting shop on Ovenden Road at 8pm on Saturday, August 30.

Two men - one armed with a hammer - went into the store and demanded cash. They escaped with a quantity of money.

Police have been studying CCTV footage of the incident over the weekend and have now issued a witness appeal.

Detective Inspector Gary Stephenson, of Calderdale CID, said: “I’m looking fir anybody who might have seen anything out of the ordinary in the area at that time to get in touch,”

Nobody was injured during the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Calderdale CID via 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111.