Masked robber armed with knife forced man to the ground before stealing his car

Teenager hit by car in Sunderland
Teenager hit by car in Sunderland

A man was threatened with a knife and forced to the floor before his car was stolen in Cleckheaton.

The 42-year-old victim was parking his silver Volkswagen Golf on the driveway of a property in Woodlands Crescent between 6.40pm and 6.50pm on Monday, January 4, when he was approached by a man holding a knife who made demands for his car keys.

The man forced the victim to the floor and damaged his glasses and mobile phone before getting in the vehicle with another man and driving off.

Police say that from initial enquiries, it is thought the two men were in company with two other men who left the scene in another vehicle.

The man with the knife is described as being between 5ft 11ins to 6ft tall, of slim to medium build and was wearing a red face covering. He is described as speaking with a Yorkshire accent.

The other men are described as wearing dark clothing and hooded tops.

The stolen vehicle is a four door saloon, with registration B2SKP.

Detective Constable Andy Clayton, of Kirklees District CID, said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the Woodlands Crescent area who saw anything suspicious which could be connected to this offence.

“Anyone who believes they have seen these men or the stolen vehicle are urged to call Kirklees District CID via 101. Information can also be passed to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”