THIEVES have raided a Huddersfield cake company for the second time in a month.
The intruders stole cakes worth £12,000 in the latest burglary at Ridings of Yorkshire which is based at the Linthwaite Business Centre on Manchester Road in Linthwaite.
The company had cakes worth £6,000 stolen in a similar raid in mid November.
The latest crime happened between 5.45pm on Tuesday and 7.30am on Wednesday and the cake was packed in around 1,200 boxes.
The trade names on the cakes include Heavenly Delights, Churchills of Somerset and Morris's of Coppull.
Company director Mrs Gillian Wilkinson said: "We believe it must be the same thieves who have come back.
"They have not stolen everything, but have carefully selected what they wanted.
"It is unnerving, but we can only think they have a ready market for such a large number of cakes."
Police have urged anyone with information to come forward.
Sgt Tim O'Sullivan, of Huddersfield police, said: "Someone must have seen something or knows where all this cake is going.
"If anyone is offered any for sale or hears where it is being sold we would urge them to contact Huddersfield police or Crimestoppers.
"From the amount stolen it is clear the thieves must have used a large vehicle."
Contact Pc Chris Knowles on 01484 436659 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.