July 6, 2022 4.40 pm

Appeal as vulnerable man targeted in attempted burglary in Wisbech

He saw someone using a screwdriver to try accessing a window

Police are appealing for information after a man tried to burgle the home of a vulnerable elderly man in Wisbech.

The victim, a man in his 70s, was woken by a noise coming from downstairs in his home on Burcroft Road at around 12.30am on Saturday, July 2.

He saw someone attempting to prise open a window using a screwdriver. The victim challenged the man who ran away.

The male suspect has been described as wearing a dark jacket and dark trousers.

DC Pete Wise at Cambridgeshire Police 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.”

Anyone who does have information should call 101 and quote reference 35/47076/22 or anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 5551111.