A WOMAN of 81 was taken to hospital after her handbag was snatched on her own doorstep in broad daylight.
Police have condemned the attack on the elderly woman, who was mugged in Almondbury.
The woman was robbed as she entered her garden on De Lacy Avenue at 2.20pm on Saturday.
She had just got off a bus and stopped near her garden gate to examine some of the plants.
She was grabbed from behind and her bag was ripped from her hand.
She overbalanced and fell, dislocating her left shoulder. The thief fled.
An ambulance was called and the woman was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, where she was treated and released.
Police said all she could remember about her attacker was that he was wearing blue jeans.
Det Insp Sam Cooke, of Huddersfield CID, said: "We have made extensive inquiries in the area but I'm appealing for anyone who saw anything or knows the person responsible to contact us."
Police are also keen to hear from the person who called an ambulance.
Contact Huddersfield CID on 01484 436582.