Mum and baby ambushed by masked car jackers

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A mum had to pull her eleven month old child from out of her car as two masked men stole her vehicle near Shelf, Halifax.

At about 9.20pm on Saturday, November 26, a woman was in her silver Volkswagen Polo GTI which was parked outside Shezzaan’s Restaurant in Halifax Road, when two men wearing face coverings approached the vehicle and demanded her to get out.  

One of the men appeared to have a metal object in his hand.  

The woman, who was in the car with an eleven-month old child, was able to remove the child before the men drove off towards Odsal Top. 

Neither the woman or the child were hurt.

One of the suspects was believed to be wearing a hooded top with a grey body, back and hood and darker grey or black sleeves. 

Detective Constable Simon Turton, of Bradford District CID, said:  “This was understandably a frightening experience for the victim and her child. We treat any use of a weapon extremely seriously and it is vital that we identify and bring to justice those involved. 

“Our enquiries are continuing and we would urge anyone who was in the Halifax Road area at the time, or anyone who may have seen the vehicle shortly afterwards to call Bradford District CID via 101, quoting crime reference 13160707596.” 

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.