A woman in her seventies was burgled at her home in Abingdon.

On Tuesday at 3.15pm on Bowyer Road in Abingdon a woman in her seventies was burgled by three people and two were wearing balaclavas.

The victim answered her front door, she was then pushed back by a woman.

Then two men then also went into the house and searched the bedrooms.

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The victim was able to call for help and neighbours chased the offenders away in the direction of Boxhill Park towards Abingdon town centre.

It is not known if anything was stolen, but the victim is not hurt.

Thames Valley Police is now appealing for witnesses.

The first offender is described as a white woman between 40 and 50 years old of slim build and tall.

She has black slightly curly hair which was shoulder length. She was wearing a black jacket and black trousers.

The two men are described as white and both between 5ft 9ins and 6ft tall of medium build.

They were both wearing dark clothing, balaclavas, sunglasses and possibly hooded tops with the hood up.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Jamie Lawes based at Abingdon police station, said: “We would like to speak to anyone who has information about this incident.

“This was a brazen burglary attempt and we are investigating this thoroughly.

“Anyone with information, personal CCTV or dash-cam footage which may have captured the incident or the aftermath is asked to please contact police.

“You can do so by making a report online preferably, quoting reference 43200096669, or if you are unable to access online, by calling 101.

 “If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”