Two men posing as policeman assaulted and robbed a woman in Huddersfield whilst her two children were in the house.
Police are appealing for witnesses following the disturbing incident which happened on Ochrewell Avenue at 11.30pm on Friday, August 15.
Detective Constable Andy Clayton, from Huddersfield CID, said: “The robbery occurred around 11.30pm on Friday (15/8) evening when two suspects knocked on the door of the property telling the 31-year-old female victim they were police officers investigating an incident that had occurred in the area.
“After the victim opened the door she was pushed inside by the two suspects and was then assaulted suffering two black eyes after being punched in the face.
“The suspects then stole a large amount of Asian-style jewellery and left the property. Two young children- both boys aged 7 and 5- were uninjured in the incident.”
The suspects are described as both being Asian males who spoke with a Pakistani accents. The first suspect had a stocky build, was around 5ft 8ins in height and was wearing a light coloured hooded top with white writing across the shoulder blades. He also wore black gloves and dark coloured trousers.
The second male was wearing a black coloured top with the hood up which was fastened across the front disguising his face and black trousers.
DC Clayton said: “I am appealing for any members of the public who may have seen anyone matching the descriptions in the area around the time of the incident to get in touch. I would also be keen to hear from anyone who may have been offered Asian jewellery for sale and harbours any suspicions around its origin.
“This was a very disturbing incident for the victim and her young children but these type of offences are rare and we do not believe there is any wider danger to people in the local area and we are investigating this incident as a targeted robbery.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Andy Clayton at Huddersfield CID via 101 or by calling Crimestoppers, anonymously and in confidence, on: 0800 555111.