THIEVES stole a pub's safe after clambering in through a window while people were in the bar.
The brazen thieves picked up the safe containing cash and somehow got it through the window and into a vehicle.
Their raid, on the Commercial Inn on Swallow Lane in Golcar, went unnoticed by customers and staff in the pub.
Shocked landlady Val Lucks has appealed for witnesses or anyone who knows who is responsible to contact the police.
"It's unbelievable," she said. "It's totally ruined our Christmas."
The burglary happened while Val's husband, Rod, was working in the bar between 7.30pm and 9pm on Saturday.
Scuff marks on the grass beneath the bedroom window behind the pub indicate where the safe was dragged away or the getaway car was parked.
"We just can't believe this happened early in the evening," said Mrs Lucks.
"We want to highlight it to warn other people about these thieves."
Anyone with information should contact Pc Gerry Lenihan at Huddersfield police on 01484 436664 or Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.