WOMEN thieves are targeting men.
We’ve had two crimes this week in which women have stolen wallets from their male victims – and one of the victims was 85.
He was walking along Bradley Road in Bradley at 12.15pm on Wednesday when a woman came up to him and put both arms round him.
She then took his wallet from his back pocket.
She ran to a turquoise car with three men in it.
The woman is of east European appearance, aged about 50 and only around 5ft tall. She had dark hair in a ponytail and wore a long dark skirt down to her ankles and a long-sleeved top.
One of the men is aged about 30, again only about 5ft. and either Japanese or Chinese.
The other two are of east European appearance.
One is aged around 50 with a very thin moustache. The other is about 18. He wore a distinctive silver ear-ring featuring a cross dangling down.
The other crime happened outside Sainsbury’s supermarket on Market Street in Huddersfield town centre at 3.15pm on Monday.
A 29-year-old man had just left the store when a woman pushed a trolley towards him and then dropped some change on the ground.
She asked him if it was his money and while he was being distracted another women stole his wallet from his jacket pocket.
The woman who pushed the trolley is of east European appearance, in her 40s and about 5ft 4in tall.
The woman who stole the man’s wallet also looked eastern European. She is aged 23 or 24, 5ft 10in tall and smartly dressed in trousers and a white shirt.
A thief is continuing to target cars near schools in the Skelmanthorpe area. Now we have more information about him.
He hangs around when parents are dropping children off, looking to steal handbags.
He struck again on Monday morning, smashing a window to take a handbag from a car on Tenter Close.
This is the first description we have of the thief.
He is white and wore a knee-length, dark beige coat. He drove away in a purple car.
Does this give people an idea who he might be? If so, give us a call.