|Forensic staff at the Armed robbery which took place at a Pontefract Jewellers|
The armed gang struck at Kingston Jewellers around 2.30 PM threatening staff with a firearm before grabbing what has been described as a large quantity of jewellery.
|Police at the scene in Ropergagte|
The gang fled the shop in Ropergate in a maroon Rover 45 estate which was later found in flames on waste ground close to a children's park behind Wakefield road near the junction of Jubilee way.
A large cordon was placed around the scene due to the possibility of ammunition in the car exploding and remained in place until the scene was declared safe at 4.50PM .
|Armed police and Fire-fighters leave the Wakefield road site.|
Police have also revealed they are looking for a Silver Astra estate car in connection with the incident.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Det Insp Steve Greenbank of Wakefield CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111