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Halifax jewellers hit by second raid in a month

Lister Horsfall jewellers in Halifax Image copyright geograph/Betty longbottom
Image caption Lister Horsfall jewellers in Halifax has been robbed twice in a month

Watches worth hundreds of thousands of pounds have been stolen from a Halifax jewellers for the second time in a month.

Three men armed with a gun, crowbars and hammer threatened staff at Lister Horsfall on Thursday.

Det Con Lee Mason of West Yorkshire Police said the incident had been "extremely frightening and horrific" for staff.

A large quantity of watches was also stolen from the shop on 5 January.

'Shocked and shaken'

Police said the men ran up Cheapside from the shop on Corn Market, and on towards Georges Square. A number of people would have seen them fleeing the scene.

"It is difficult to imagine how it feels to have a gun pointed at you," Det Con Mason said.

"The staff members involved were understandably left shocked and extremely shaken by their ordeal.

"Fortunately no one was injured as a result of the incident."

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