FRESH details have emerged in the hunt for thieves who tried to rob an elderly blind woman on a village street.
Police are hunting for two women who attempted to trick the partially-sighted 88-year-old into giving them her necklace in Slaithwaite.
The incident happened on Britannia Road around 1pm last Thursday.
One of the robbers stopped the elderly woman in the street and told her she was giving her a necklace, when she was actually trying to remove jewellery from round the pensioner’s neck.
The thieves drove off after a passer-by intervened.
And yesterday it emerged that one of the robbers had been trying to sell necklaces and jewellery to passers-by on Britannia Road before the attempted theft.
Clr David Ridgway, who represents the area on Kirklees Council, condemned the attempted robbery yesterday.
The Colne Valley Lib Dem said: “I think it’s appalling that people can set out to target old people. This is outrageous and the people responsible should be locked up for a long time.”
Clr Ridgway added that selling jewellery on the street without a licence is against Kirklees bye-laws.
The robbers are described as Eastern European or Asian.
Anyone with information can call police on 0845 60 60 606 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.