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Man hurt in Skipton hammer robbery
9:00am Thursday 14th March 2013 in News
A man was left with minor injuries after two men, armed with a claw hammer and metal bar, forced their way into a flat off Broughton Road, Skipton, on Sunday evening.
Police say the attack happened at Aireview House – behind the ambulance station – at 5.25pm.
“The men were armed with a claw hammer and a metal bar which they used to threaten the young couple who were in the flat at the time. The male occupant was struck with the hammer causing minor injuries,” said Det Sgt Alan Browne.
The offenders stole a wallet, mobile phone, a Play- station 3 games console and a number of games.
It is understood the men approached and left the scene on foot via the adjacent canal bank.
The first man is described as black Afro-Caribbean, around 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build, aged 20 to 25 and wearing dark clothing with either a hat or a hood covering his head.
The second was also Afro-Caribbean, taller than his accomplice at between 5ft 8ins to 6ft, of slim build and he was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms, black leather gloves, a dark blue hoodie with pale stripes down the side and had a blue scarf across his face.
“We are appealing for anyone who was on the canal bank or in the Broughton Road area around the time of the incident who may have seen these men or anyone who has any information to come forward,” said Det Sgt Browne.
Anyone with information should contact Det Sgt Browne in Skipton CID on 101 and the confidential Crimestoppers line on 0800 555111.