FIVE people kicked down the door of a Princes Risborough house before assaulting the homeowner and stealing car keys and a safe.
Their victim needed hospital treatment after suffering facial injuries in the attack, which happened at about 11.30pm on Thursday February 21.
Thames Valley Police has today made an appeal for information to the aggravated burglary, which took place at a house in Northfield Road.
All five offenders are black and were described as wearing dark clothing. They left the scene in a small black vehicle.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact DC Kate Burton via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101 or the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
* Jermaine Richards, of Tintern Avenue, London, has been charged with aggravated burglary and is due to appear at Aylesbury Magistrates' Court on Monday March 4.
A 24-year-old man from Corby has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary. He has been released on police bail until April 4.