A BURGLAR stole jewellery from a High Wycombe flat before being chased away by the homeowner.

When confronted by the occupant of the flat, in Victoria Court, West Wycombe Road, the male burglar fled off in the direction of Victoria Street.

Some small items of jewellery were stolen during the break-in, which happened at around 1pm on Friday, April 11 after the man got in through the front door.

Thames Valley Police have today launched an appeal for witnesses to come forward. They describe the man they are searching for as white, of skinny build, with very short hair. He is in his late thirties or early forties, is around 5ft 6ins tall and was wearing a brown jumper or shirt and jeans.

Anyone with information should contact PC Sarah Simpson of High Wycombe CID on 101, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.