Witness appeal: Burglar escapes with handbag from pensioner’s home

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A pensioner interupted a burglar trying to steal a handbag from her Halifax home.

Police have put out a witness appeal following the incident which haappened at an address in Huddersfield Road, Skircoat Green, at 4pm yesterday (Thursday).

The 66-year-old victim tried to grab the handbag, which contained cash, but the thief managed to escape.

The man is described as white, between 35 and 42-years-old, and between 5 ft 5 ins and 5 ft 8 ins tall. He is of slim to medium build, has short, mousey brown hair, and was wearing a dirty khaki green winter coat.