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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Briar Close, Burnham.
At just before 10.40pm last night (19/5), the victim, a woman aged in her eighties, heard banging on her front door.
She opened the door, and as she did so, two men entered the property.
One man was carrying a pair of garden shears, which he immediately dropped onto the floor.
The victim asked the men who they were, and they told her that they were police, which they were not.
One of the offenders than embraced the victim in a hug, but she was not hurt, while the second man began searching the house quickly, but messily, through the living room, back room and dining room.
The second offender then went upstairs and the victim followed him and asked what he was looking for. He did not answer.
After around 15 minutes, the first man called out to the second man, possibly using the name ‘Paul’.
Both offenders then left the property and ran up Briar Close towards Nursery Road.
Both offenders were dressed in dark-coloured clothing, possibly black anoraks, with face coverings.
They both had hoods up.
One of the offenders was around 5ft 10ins tall and the second was slightly shorter.
They both had stocky builds and spoke with local accents, but the ethnicity of the offenders is not known.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Ben Sarl, of the Priority Crime Team, based at Amersham, said: “This is a concerning incident, in which offenders have targeted the home of an elderly woman.
“She was not injured in the incident and nothing appears to have been stolen.
“I am appealing to anybody who was in the general area of Briar Close, Burnham, last night, who believes they may have witnessed this incident to please contact Thames Valley Police.
“I’m also looking for CCTV or dash-cam footage from around the time of the incident, and this can be uploaded via our dedicated portal for this incident.
“If you have any information, please call 101 or make a report on our website, quoting reference 43230220327.