THIEVES are stealing Huddersfield's heritage - but people can help to stop it happening.
Yorkshire stone walls and paths are being taken by thieves across the town.
One woman thwarted a thief halfway through his crime in Fartown and other people are being urged to be eagle- eyed.
Sgt Tim O'Sullivan, of Huddersfield police, said: "Our heritage is literally being stolen from around us.
"The thieves park their vehicles near walls and help themselves to the stone.
"If people see this happening we would urge them to note down a description of the vehicle and its number, along with a description of the thieves," said Sgt O'Sullivan.
"Then phone the police and we can quickly get the details circulated to patrols."
A woman in Fartown spotted a "workman" helping himself to Yorkshire paving slabs at a house on Bradford Road at 11.15am on Friday last week.
He was loading them into a red Ford Escort van.
She became suspicious and asked him what he was doing. He said his boss had told him to take the slabs.
Unconvinced, she went to a nearby shop to call the police, but the man drove up Bradford Road towards Brighouse.
He was white, aged 28 to 30 and 5ft 8in tall.
He had blue eyes and short-cropped blond hair.
He wore a blue T-shirt and a yellow reflective, sleeveless jacket.
Anyone with information should phone Pc Shelton Newsham on 01484 436659.