Masked men forced their way into a car dealership in Huddersfield before stealing a number of high value vehicles.
Detectives in Kirklees today spoke about the impact on the hard-working local owner as they appealed for information about the burglary at The Car Lot.
It happened in the early hours of July 17 when a group of masked men forced their way into the motor garage on Manchester Road in Thornton Lodge.
They caused a significant amount of damage and escaped with a number of high value vehicles, the details of which have not been made public.
Detective Constable Joanne Jabczynski, of Kirklees CID, said: “The victim is a hard working local business man who is well established and respected in the motor trade business.
“The impact this incident has had on him is significant - not only the high financial loss but also the impact of dealing with the aftermath caused to his daily trading as a result of the damage left behind.
“We are appealing to members of the public if they have seen anything suspicious in the vicinity between midnight and 4.30am on the day to come forward with any information to assist with our investigation.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det Con Jabczynski on 01484 436524 or call 101, quoting reference 13180550769.
Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.