Three men were caught on CCTV smashing up cars in a Tesco car park with baseball bats.
Reports suggested a gang of three armed men were hitting cars parked outside the store.
On arrival officers viewed store CCTV, and subsequently arrested three men, aged 23 and one aged 25, on suspicion of violent disorder.
Inspector Jim Graham from Halifax Central Neighbourhood Police Team said: “We believe this to be a targeted and isolated incident.
“My officers are conducting reassurance patrols in the area. I would like to appeal to anyone who may have information about the incident yesterday to come forward.
“Our enquiries are ongoing.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 or use the live chat facility at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contactus quoting reference 13200612549.
Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
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