Two gun robberies in Halifax - LATEST: family say they are living in fear

Blackwood Grove, Pellon.
Blackwood Grove, Pellon.

A Halifax family say they are living in fear armed raiders will return to their home after a terrifying robbery.

Three masked men, armed with a handgun and cosh, brought terror to those inside a house at Mount Pleasant Avenue, off Pellon Lane, Halifax.

The raid was the first of two in Halifax in the space of two days, and detectives are investigating the possibility that they are linked.

At around 5pm on Tuesday, the three men went inside the terraced house on Mount Pleasant Avenue, demanding money, and left with several mobile phones.

Inside were a couple in their 40s, a 24-year-old and a five-year-old.

The householder, who did not want to be named, told the Courier the young child witnessed the horror unfold.

“We were in the kitchen having a chat with the young one with us,” he said.

“Then, they walked straight in and we are still in shock.

“One had a gun, another a baton and one of them pointed the gun at me.”

The victim said due to the shock he was unable to remember exactly what was said.

He said the trauma was still with the family and left them fearing a return visit.

The suspects, who were all wearing gloves, hooded tops and face-coverings, made off towards Dean Clough on foot.

The second robbery happened at Wednesday night. A 38-year-old woman was at her home on Blackwood Grove in Pellon when she answered a knock at the door at 7.55pm.

Standing there was a man described as Asian and wearing light, traditional Asian dress and a skull cap.

She said he asked her if he could use her phone. When she refused a second man, wearing all dark clothing, appeared and held a metal implement, that the victim believed was a gun, to her head.

The suspects then stole her mobile phone before running off towards Long Lover Lane.

The victim was not injured.

Any witnesses or anyone with information about either robbery is being asked to contact Calderdale CID on 01422 337089 or via Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.