POLICE are hunting a gang of conmen who struck in Newsome.
They escaped with a substantial amount of cash after tricking their way into a house at Bell Street, by pretending work was needed on the roof.
The thieves struck on Wednesday June 5.
They called at the house at about 9am and were there for more than three hours.
The three men were in what was described as a mucky-looking white van with 'Walkers' written on the side in black writing and ladders on the roof.
They told the male occupant he needed work doing on his roof.
The first man officers want to speak to in connection with the incident is described as white, well-built, around 5ft10in tall and with short dark hair.
He had a round face with a bit of stubble on it and was aged in his late 30s. He was wearing a blue coloured casual jacket which was worn open as well as dark coloured trousers and dark coloured gloves. He spoke with a Yorkshire accent and said that he came from Ossett.
The second man is described as 5ft10in of slim build and clean shaven with short dark coloured hair. He was aged 20 to 30 and spoke with a Yorkshire accent. He was white.
The third man is described as white, 5ft4in to 5ft5in tall, of slim build with thick looking light brown hair and aged about 20.
Any witnesses or anyone who can identify the three men are asked to contact Pc Chris Birkenshaw at Huddersfield CID on 101.