A TEENAGER snatched an 83-year-old woman's handbag as she sat on a bench next to a main road.
She was sitting near the Scout hut on Newsome Road South, Newsome, with her bag by her side when the thief struck at 3.50pm on Monday.
He grabbed the navy blue handbag and fled through the graveyard at nearby Newsome Parish Church.
The bag contained a small amount of cash and a bus pass.
The thief was about 18 and 5ft 5in tall. He wore a dark baseball cap and dark top.
Anyone who saw what happened or has any information should ring Det Con Alan Melkowski at Huddersfield CID on 01484 436582.