Police witness appeal after Bradford robbery

Police appeal
Police appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed of a large amount of cash outside a Bradford Post Office.

The incident took place at around 12.15pm outside the Post Office on Manchester Road, Bradford, yesterday (Friday) morning.

The victim, a 23-year-old man, had arrived at the Post Office in a taxi with takings from his business.
He exited the car and was walking towards to building when a man carrying a black metal bar threatened him for the bag of cash he was carrying.

The man then pulled the bag from the victim and made off in a silver VW Golf, which was parked to the rear of the Post Office building on Carr Bottom Lane.

The victim was left with a hand injury from the incident.

The suspect is described at white, 5ft 10ins tall and of medium build and he was wearing a scarf across his mouth, a blue and white hooded top and black gloves.

A second man, who was waiting in the Golf, was described as wearing an Adidas tracksuit.

Detective Inspector Ryan Bragg of Bradford District CID, said: “We are investigating this robbery and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the offence itself, which took place at a time of day when there would have been plenty of people around, or who saw the car make off.

“We have now recovered the VW Golf, which was carrying reg plates NL58 EOG, and I am keen to speak to anyone who saw this car being driven in the city or abandoned on Watty Hall Avenue where it was located.”

He added: “This was a serious offence in which a large amount of cash was taken and I would ask anyone who has information to contact Bradford District CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”