Burglars target elderly victim
AN elderly man has fallen victim to a distraction burglary carried out by two men.
A burglar entered the house in Eleanor Road, Chalfont St Peter while his accomplice distracted the man at the front door on Friday.
The man who knocked started to walk around the outside of the house when the door was answered and the victim followed him, while another man entered the house through a back door.
The burglar was challenged by another person in the house and he then escaped empty handed.
One of the men is described as white, stocky, around 40 and 5ft 6ins tall.
The other man was also white, around 40, and about 5ft 8ins tall. He was slim with dark, medium length hair and stubble and was wearing a pale grey t-shirt and dark trousers.
Police are appealing for information about the incident. Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Lucy Seabright said: “This was a frightening experience for the home owners and I would ask anyone who may have information about these men to contact the police on 101.”
Alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.