Hammer-wielding burglars broke into a house in Gerrards Cross this week and stole a wallet.

Three men broke into a property in Hedgerley Lane at around 9.40pm on Wednesday (December 27) and demanded money from the occupants.

They attacked two men, one aged in his 30s and the other in his 60s with hammers, and a woman in her 50s, and made off after a wallet was handed over to them.

Police said it was possible that one of the burglars was also carrying a firearm.

The men are believed to have sustained minor injuries and were taken to hospital, while the woman was checked at the scene and did not have to go to the hospital.

The attackers have been described as two white men and one black man, all wearing dark clothing with their faces covered.

Investigating officer, detective constable Glen Turner, of Force CID based at Aylesbury police station, said: “We are appealing for information following this worrying incident.

“We are asking anyone that may have been in the area during the time of the offence or beforehand and noticed anyone in the area acting suspiciously to please come forward.

“We are also asking if residents if there have been any vehicles parked in the area that they do not recognise over the days leading up to Wednesday (27/12) to also contact Thames Valley Police.

“We are carrying out a thorough investigation into this offence and members of the public may have seen an increase in patrols in the area.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting 43170382594, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.