Pensioner scares off intruder

PUBLISHED: 16:12 03 May 2007 | UPDATED: 10:21 31 May 2010

AN ELDERLY woman was shocked to discover an intruder in her Chrishall house last week. The 86-year-old homeowner, who lives in Pinkneys, saw the man fleeing from her bathroom shortly before 5.30pm last Wednesday but he fled empty-handed. He told her that

AN ELDERLY woman was shocked to discover an intruder in her Chrishall house last week.

The 86-year-old homeowner, who lives in Pinkneys, saw the man fleeing from her bathroom shortly before 5.30pm last Wednesday but he fled empty-handed.

He told her that he had been checking her neighbour's water and had been in her house to switch something off. She asked him to leave and he did.

A neighbour reported that he had seen two men entering the house.

The first was white, 5ft 4ins tall, stocky, clean-shaven, with short hair. The second man was also white, in his 20s, and had dark, short, wavy hair. He was wearing a dark-grey striped t-shirt.

It is believed that the two men left in a black Audi saloon with an 07-plate.

Sgt Ashley Seymour said: "It is important you keep your doors secure, even when you are inside your property. Just because you're in the house doesn't mean people won't come in.

"Also, if you have an elderly neighbour, keep an eye on them. If you see someone acting suspiciously call us.

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