CCTV footage captured at a house in a Calderdale village shows the frightening moment four men tried to break in.
They can be seen sneaking around the driveway of the house in Clifton, near Brighouse, on Sunday.
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One of the men then tries to force the door of the property before the gang appear to be disturbed and flee the scene.
The incident comes just days after a horrifying violent robbery at the home of a couple on their 60s who live a few streets away - although there is no suggestion the crimes are linked.
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In the first break-in, four men burst into a house on Cannon Hall Close when the woman opened the patio door to feed their cat. She and her husband were both assaulted and the men left with a small amount of cash.
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A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said about the second incident: "Police are appealing for information following an attempted burglary on Sunday December 2.
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"Three suspects attempted to gain entry to a residential property. They are thought to have been spooked and left empty-handed.
"Enquiries are ongoing to trace those involved. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting crime reference 13180608280."
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