A woman motorist tried to fight back against a man who stole her handbag.
She was sitting in her car in Crosland Moor when the attacker struck.
The incident happened at Blackmoorfoot Road at around 6.45pm on Monday, when the woman was alerted by a man banging on her car window.
Whilst she was distracted a second man opened up the nearside front door and attempted to grab the victim’s handbag which was on the passenger seat.
The woman also grabbed the bag to stop the male from taking it but eventually the man managed to pull the bag from the victim’s hand and he fled.
Det Con Andrew Clayton, of Kirklees CID, said: “We would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this incident and can help us with our enquiries.”
The man who knocked on the window was possibly Asian, of medium build and wearing a brown/ khaki green, thin coat.
The man who grabbed the handbag was Asian, approximately 25 years old, with dark facial stubble on his chin and of skinny build.
He was wearing a light bright blue zip up hoody and had spiky black hair.
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