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Pensioner threatened by man wielding bar in her own home
A PENSIONER was threatened in her own home by a man wielding a black pole, police have revealed.
The 80-year-old was left fearing for her safety after the man broke in to her Barnhill Road, Marlow, home at about 6.30pm on Monday.
He threatened the woman with the weapon before stealing her handbag and a quantity of antique silverware, police said.
The woman was unharmed but left shaken by the frightening ordeal.
Investigating officer Det Con Swarn Kohar said: “This was a very frightening ordeal for the victim, who was left fearing for her safety.
“It is hard to comprehend how anyone could threaten an elderly woman in her own home.
“I would like to speak to anyone who saw a man matching the description given, or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the burglary.”
The man is described as white, between 20 and 22 years old and of thin build. His face was covered and he was wearing a black anorak-style coat.
Contact the 24-hour enquiry line on 101 with any information or, if you do not wish to speak to police, call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.