Leeds & West Yorkshire

Two arrested over West Yorkshire armed house robberies

Two men have been arrested in connection with a series of armed robberies on houses in West Yorkshire.

Police said the pair, aged 28 and 24, were arrested on suspicion of robbery in Bradford on Wednesday.

Officers said up to five men were involved in the raids on Monday and were armed with knives and "what appeared to be a sawn-off shotgun".

Jewellery and money was stolen in the attacks and police have increased patrols in the affected areas.

The first raid happened on Monday at a house in Rockland Crescent, Clayton, Bradford.

The men searched the house and stole a watch.

Later the same day five men broke in to a house in Wooler Avenue, Beeston, and threatened the occupants before making off with a quantity of gold jewellery.

At 19:45 GMT on Monday, a gang raided a home on Broad Lane, Bradford and demanded jewellery before leaving with a quantity of money.

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