AN ELDERLY woman came face to face with a burglar who was rifling through her belongings.
The 80-year-old disturbed the man after he climbed into her house on Huddersfield Road in Dewsbury through an open bedroom window.
He escaped with a watch, a gold ring with three precious stones and a purse containing £10.50 in cash.
Sgt Jim Carter, of Kirklees CID, said: "This was a despicable crim against an elderly victim. The last thing she deserves at this time of her life is to be the victim of this kind of offence."
The woman was shaken but unharmed by the incident, at about 6.45pm on Tuesday.
The burglar was white, slim, in his early 20s, with short, dirty-blond hair and was wearing blue jeans and black trainers.
Anyone with information about the offence should call Sgt Carter on 01484 436675 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.