POLICE have made three arrests and are appealing for witnesses following a distraction burglary in Liversedge.
The incident happened at around 10.30am on Wednesday at a house on Halifax Road.
The male victim, aged 16, was coming down the stairs and saw a man inside the house. The suspect fled the property and the occupant then noticed a woman in the garden. The pair got into a blue car and drove away.
Two women aged 43 and a male, aged 47, were stopped in a blue Renault Megane nearby the scene by local officers and arrested.
All three remain in custody and enquiries are ongoing.
Detective Inspector Andrew Lockwood, of Kirklees CID, said: “I am appealing for witnesses of any information from members of the public about this burglary. If anyone in the area has witnessed anything similar or suspicious, please contact the police.
“In particular if anyone has seen a blue Renault Megane in the area, please let us know.
“I would remind residents to ensure your home is secure, especially during the hot weather we are currently enjoying.
“Burglaries often increase during the sunny weather, when burglars take advantage of doors and windows left open.”
Witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to contact Kirklees CID online via www.westyorkshire. police.uk/contact-us quoting crime reference number 13190764486, or call 101.