A MAN was seen repeatedly knocking on the door of a house that was burgled within the next half hour.
The Asian man knocked on the door of the Rose Terrace house in Hillhouse about three or four times on Thursday afternoon.
He then told a neighbour he was taking photographs of a different house on the street because he wanted to rent it.
But the neighbour told police the man did not have a camera.
The house the man had been knocking on was broken into at about 3.15pm.
A grate had been opened to gain access to the cellar and an internal door was then forced open.
It is not known what property was taken.
The man seen in the street was about 5ft 8ins tall, slim, in his mid 20s and had stubble.
Anyone with information about the break-in should call Sgt Jim Carter at Kirklees CID on 01484 436675 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.