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Appeal following attempted Wisbech burglary

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Police are appealing for information following an attempted burglary at the home of an elderly man in Wisbech.

The victim, who is in his 70s and vulnerable, was woken by a noise coming from downstairs in his home in Burcroft Road at about 12.30am on Saturday (July 2).

He saw a man trying to prise open a downstairs window using a screwdriver. The victim challenged the man and he ran away.

Police are appealing for witnesses (57805253)
Police are appealing for witnesses (57805253)

The man is described as wearing a dark jacket and dark trousers.

Anyone with information, should contact police via webchat, 101, quoting reference number 35/47076/22 or by visiting www.cambs.police.uk/report. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

DC Pete Wise said: “This was a frightening experience for the victim, and I appeal to anyone who may have seen a man matching this description in the area, or who has CCTV or doorbell footage that could help us, to get in touch.”

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