A balaclava-clad man tried to rob a shop in Mirfield last night.
The man entered Lee Green newsagent at around 8.10pm and demanded cash from a staff member.
They refused and the man ran away from the store in Lee Green.
The man was described as white, around 16 to 20 years old, with a tanned appearance, between 5ft 7in and 5ft 10in and of slim build.
He was said to be wearing blue and white tracksuit bottoms and a jacket which was half blue with a diagonal white stripe.
Contact police on 101.