Three robberies in Huddersfield park in five days - police statement in full as manhunt launched

Greenhead Park, Huddersfield
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A police manhunt has been launched after a man was robbed at knifepoint in Greenhead Park in Huddersfield - the third robbery at the park this week.

West Yorkshire Police say two men approached the victim, a 20-year-old man, and threatened him with a knife before stealing his mobile phone. The attack happened at 1.40pm yesterday (Thursday, June 20) but is the third one this week.

Police are now investigating as to whether the attacks - with the first two happening just minutes apart - are linked. The suspects in the latest robbery are described as: a black man, in his early 20s, wearing a black tracksuit and a white teenager, with strawberry blond hair, wearing a faded green tracksuit.

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This robbery follows two attempted robberies on Monday (June 17) and officers are keeping an open mind as to whether it may be the same people involved, a spokesperson for the force has confirmed.

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Now, police have upped their patrols of the town park in a bid to catch the suspects and keep visitors safe and reassured.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “If anyone has any information that could assist the police investigation into this robbery, or any other incidents in the park, they are asked to report it. Those living in the area surrounding the park are also asked to check their CCTV cameras for any males matching the suspects’ descriptions."

Information can be passed to Kirklees District Crime Team via Live Chat online or by calling 101, quoting crime reference 13240331763. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or provide information online anonymously.