THIEVES stole a car from Huddersfield to carry out a crime in Calderdale - and then drove back here to burn it out.
The H-registered white Nissan Micra was stolen from Market Street in Milnsbridge in early yesterday morning.
The car was then used in a handbag theft at Holywell Green at 9am.
A 42-year-old woman walking along Stainland Road had her bag snatched by the car passenger who leaned out of the window.
The car then sped off.
The Nissan was discovered burning on a track between Bow Street in Springwood and Paddock at 10am.
Det Insp John Mountain, of Calderdale CID, said: "The car was stolen from Milnsbridge and then found burning near Paddock so it could well be the thieves live in those areas.
"We would very much like to hear from anyone who saw the car between early yesterday morning and when it was found burning."
The two young men in the car are both white and aged 17 or 18.
The passenger wore a dark baseball cap and a light-coloured top with dark stripes down the sleeves.
The driver has short hair and wore a light top.
Anyone with information should contact Calderdale CID on 01422 337085.