Police are on the hunt for a burglar who broke into a house and stole a handbag in Lane End.

A house on the Marlow Road was entered illegally at around 5.20pm on Wednesday, May 20 where a handbag was stolen.

The burglar has been described as a black male who is 5ft 6ins to 5ft 7ins tall and had a slight athletic build.

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He wore his hair in a ponytail, carried a rucksack and was wearing a dark coloured sleeveless vest top, dark knee length shorts and dark trainers.

Investigating officer DC 6098 Louise Snodgrass of the Investigation hub based at High Wycombe said: "We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have information to call our 24-hour enquiry centre on 101, quoting reference 43200150401.

“If you don’t want to speak directly to police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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

“For more advice on how to keep your home safe, visit the Thames Valley Police website.