RAM raiders failed in their bid to steal from a motorcycle shop.
They used a stolen Ford Escort car to try to smash their way into D H Wadsworth and Sons on Barnsley Road, Flockton.
But the bid failed and the car was abandoned nearby.
The attack happened at 5.20am last Friday and police have appealed for witnesses.
A police spokesman said: "A flatback Ford Transit van with a wheelbarrow on the back was seen in the area. We need the driver to come forward to be ruled out of the inquiry."
Phone Pc Peter Wilson at Huddersfield CID on 01484 436582.