Manhunt as robber lurking in Greenhead Park strikes twice within minutes

Greenhead Park, Huddersfield
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Police are appealing for information following two attempted robberies in a park in Huddersfield .

West Yorkshire Police are investigating and appealing for witnesses following two linked attacks in Greenhead Park on Monday, June 17, in which a suspect threatened victims.

The first took place at 6pm when a man was approached by a young man, who could be in his late teens to mid-twenties, as he walked close to the shelter near Trinity Street. The suspect attempted to steal the victim’s rucksack but then walked away after another member of the public intervened.

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A few minutes, later two more men were approached by the same man while they were walking near the Trinity Street gates. He pulled out a knife and demanded their property.

A group of passersbys approached and intervened, resulting in the suspect giving up on the attempt.

West Yorkshire Police have confirmed that detectives believe the incidents are linked and are appealing for anyone who saw, or has footage of the suspect.

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He has been described by police as of dual heritage, in his late teens to mid-twenties, around 5ft 9ins and of medium build. He was wearing black clothing and a bandana on his head, he also had a mask covering the lower part of his face.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police added: “Anyone who can assist police enquiries is asked to contact the Kirklees District Crime Team on 101 referencing police crime number 13240325819. Information can also be given online or anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”