A FAMILY who fell victim to burglars today pleaded: Give us back our memories.
Police have revealed that the intruders who struck at Jill Dowder's home between Almondbury and Aspley may have raided other homes in the Moldgreen area the same day.
Now they are anxious for people to come forward with information.
At Mrs Dowder's house on Somerset Road they escaped with a huge amount of electrical equipment, including TVs and stereo unit.
But their haul also included a camera and a video camera - loaded with treasured film of a family wedding.
They captured the wedding of Mrs Dowder's daughter, Kirsty, to Brian Dennison on October 28.
And it was meant to be a keepsake for the couple's two young children, Freya, 7, and Ellysia, 3, as Kirsty is bound for the Falklands and a stint of duty on an RAF base.
She works in administration for the RAF and is flying out next month for four months, leaving behind her husband and the two children.
Mrs Dowder said: "The kids are at an age when they realise their mum is away for a long time and we wanted the film to be something they could watch and think of her.
"But the camera was stolen along with two TV sets, mobile phones, MP3 players and lots of other items.
"We desperately want to get the film back and I would urge anyone who can help to get in touch with the police".
Mrs Dowder's home in Somerset Road was burgled some time between 9am and 7pm on Wednesday.
Intruders used a large coping stone to smash through a door.
Police are linking the raid with a number of others in the Moldgreen, Dalton and Almondbury areas over the last two weeks.
Four other houses in Moldgreen were also burgled during the daytime on Wednesday.
The intruders forced doors to get into all of them and searched rooms at houses on Belton Street, Ravensknowle Road, Ravens Avenue and Senior Street.
They stole cash from a piggy bank, a money jar and also an Olympus digital waterproof camera still in its box.
Det Con Russ Conlon, of Kirklees CID intelligence unit, said: "We believe these thieves are desperate for money and may have tried to sell the cameras.
"Someone may well have been offered them for sale and will be able to name the thieves.
"We would like to hear from them along with anyone else who saw anything suspicious on the roads where the homes were burgled on Wednesday or spotted any suspicious cars."
Contact Kirklees CID burglary team on 01484 436685 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
* Thieves struck twice in Waterloo yesterday.
And once more they used brute force in both raids.
Shortly after 9.30am a man knocked on the door of a house on Wakefield Road in Waterloo and when he thought no-one was in went round the back and used a spade he found there to try to force open the door.
But a woman was at home and he dropped the spade and fled when she yelled at him.
He is around 5ft 8ins tall and wore a white hooded top and a white baseball cap.
He was last seen running up Wakefield Road towards Huddersfield.
Yesterday lunchtime intruders smashed a conservatory window to get into a house on Greenside Avenue in Waterloo.