CHARITY cash was stolen in the first of two identical raids at flats above pubs on the outskirts of Huddersfield.
Thieves took a substantial amount of money intended for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance after breaking into the property above the Swan Inn on New Hey Road in Outlane.
They also stole a purse, bank card, cheque book, iPod and a games console in the incident, between 7.30pm and 11.30pm on Monday.
Between 10.15pm and 10.30pm on the same night a flat above The Lower Royal George, on New Hey Road in Scammonden, was targeted.
This is around two miles further up the road heading out to the moors near Scammonden.
It is believed the intruders used the same tactic to get into the flat, but were disturbed and fled.
Pc Lyndsey Nelson from Huddersfield CID said: “There are clear similarities between both of these incidents which have occurred in quite secluded locations.
“I would urge others in the area to consider the security of their property and report any suspicious activity immediately to the police.”
Anyone with information should call Huddersfield CID on 01484 436556 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111.