ROBBERS showed they had a conscience when they struck twice within minutes.
For during one theft they helped the victim when she had an asthma attack.
In the other, they handed back a bank card and the SIM card from the mobile phone they were stealing.
The two muggers stopped a 31-year-old woman at Albert Street, Lockwood, at 2am today. They said they had a knife and told her to hand over her handbag, which she did.
But she suffers from asthma and started to have trouble breathing.
One of the thieves rifled through her bag, found her inhaler and handed it over to her.
She asked for her address book, so they gave her that too.
They then walked off towards Huddersfield town centre with the dark brown leather handbag containing a small amount of cash.
Minutes later they stopped a 21-year-old man on a footpath near Wood Terrace at Primrose Hill, showed him a knife and searched him.
They took his mobile phone, a wallet and some cash, but they handed him back his bank card and SIM card for his mobile phone.
Both thieves are white, in their late teens and about 5ft 6ins tall.
One is skinny with sandy or blond hair and a pale, freckly face. He wore a light grey waist-length cagoule jacket with black stripes on the arms and a baseball cap.
His accomplice is slim with dark hair and he wore a dark top, dark track suit bottoms and trainers.