Mirpur Jewellers hit for second time in 12 months.
Asian jewellery specialist Mirpur Jewellers in Halifax has been robbed for the second time in 12 months when its shop was attacked on New Year’s Eve.
Three robbers armed with baseball bats smashed their way into the shop and stole what police are describing as a high-value haul of jewellery from the shop on the town’s Queen’s Road.
The attack took place out of shop hours, at about 12.15am on Saturday, and the gang had to prise open the roller shutters before smashing through the glass shop front.
Police are now chasing the trio and have since found the Vauxhall Astra that the gang used to escape the scene. The car had been stolen and fitted with false registration plates.
This is the second time that Mirpur Jewellers has been targeted by thieves in a year. On January 26 the shop was attacked by a gang wearing balaclavas and brandishing sledgehammers, which escaped with gold worth several thousands of pounds.
Calderdale CID are working on the case and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. They can be contacted on 01422 337085 or 101, or information can be given through Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.