AN elderly man was attacked and hit over the head with a crowbar when two men forced their way into his home to steal cash and jewellery.

The incident took place at 6.25pm on Wednesday, December 5, but police say they have only released details after officers had first completed investigations into the items stolen.

The victim, a man in his seventies, was alone at home in Bookerhill Road, Booker when the two offenders knocked at his door.

When he answered they forced their way in, assaulting the elderly man by hitting him on the head with a crowbar. They then forced him to open his safe and stole the contents.

Items stolen included cash and various items of jewellery.

The first intruder is described as black, 5ft 6ins, stocky and dressed in black clothing and a woollen hat with a scarf covering much of his face.

The second man is described as black, around 6ft, thinner and dressed in similar clothing.

The victim received a cut to his head and eyebrow for which he required treatment at Wexham Park Hospital.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the offence or anyone who saw the offenders in the area at the time.

Anyone with any information should contact Det Con David Whiteaker at High Wycombe police station via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police Enquiry Line on 101.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.