POLICE are warning women drivers to lock their car doors when travelling alone.
The plea comes after thieves snatched a handbag from a car at traffic lights in Huddersfield and failed in a similar attempt.
One theft was at 8pm on Tuesday when a woman's bag was stolen by a young Asian man who opened her passenger door at Manchester Road, Longroyd Bridge.
A thief tried to steal a bag from a woman in a car at traffic lights at Merton Street, Springwood, on Monday teatime. The Asian man fled empty-handed when the driver screamed and sounded her horn.
A police spokesman said: "Locked car doors would thwart these thieves."