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Police in hunt for armed robbers who fled empty handed after raiding shop

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Police in Bradford are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery at Kubus Euro News on Clayton Road.

The incident happened just after midnight on Sunday morning (6 August) when three males wearing face coverings went into the shop each carrying a firearm.

They then threatened the person working in the store who then tackled the suspects. He was hit in the face whilst doing so. During the incident a black handgun was dropped.

A customer then helped the member of staff in the struggle and one of the three had his face covering removed. He is described as an Asian male, 18-22-years-old, thin face with a beard. The other two suspect were also Asian males, between 18-25-years-old and all wearing dark clothing.

The three suspects then made off empty handed with two of them heading down Clayton Road and then onto Cemetery Road and Northside Terrace. The third ran down a pathway between Clayton Road Fisheries and Cutz 2000 towards Scholemoor Road.

Detective Inspector Ryan Bragg, of Bradford CID, said: “This was a terrifying attempted robbery on a shopkeeper simply going about his business.

“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information to call police on 101 quoting log 35 of Sunday 6 August.”