Thieves have stolen from pensioners after conning their way into their homes in Almondbury and Lindley.
One of the incidents happened on Thursday evening at Fernside Avenue in Almondbury when a 93-year-old woman answered her door to two men between 7pm and 7.45pm.
One of the suspects told her they needed to check her water supply and then walked with her into her kitchen to turn the taps on while two other suspects entered the house. They stole her cream leather handbag containing a brown purse.
Around the same time another incident happened at Kirkwood Drive in Lindley between 7.15pm and 7.35pm.
The victim, a 73-year-old woman, was told by the bogus officials there had been an emergency and she must turn her bathroom taps on.
She went upstairs and the pair then searched the house. They stole two gold wedding rings and £350 cash.
They also took her disabled car badge.
Det Insp Ian Thornes said: “We are investigating two distraction burglaries which took place within a similar time period on Thursday evening.
“Both women were alone in there homes and approached by bogus callers.
“They were told to check the water and this allowed the suspects to enter the property while they were distracted.
“We would urge anyone with information about these incidents to contact us. A grey car was spotted in the area at Lindley and could have been used by the suspects and help trace them.
“We would also remind residents to check callers identification and to share this information with elderly relatives.
“Official callers will not mind being asked to wait while their credentials are verified.”
One of Fernside Avenue suspects is described as a white male, 20-30 and wore a dark baseball cap. He spoke with a local accent.
He was accompanied by two other white men.
A suspect in the Kirkwood Drive incident is described as a tanned white male, 5ft 9, slim build, wearing a dark blue jumper and base ball cap.
Anyone with information should ring Huddersfield CID on 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555111.
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