A RESIDENT received a shock when she found a burglar trying to break into her Priestwood home.

At 3.53pm on Friday, August 3, the female victim was on her own in her property in Shepherds Lane. She heard a knock on the door which she initially ignored, but then heard the door being forced open. She went to investigate and found a man attempting to crowbar the door open.

A second man was stood on the garden path outside.

The victim slammed the door shut and the would-be burglars fled the scene, making off in a silver Vauxhall Corsa.

Investigating officer T8463 Sonny Mordin said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have information, please report this online quoting reference number 43180237895.

"Alternatively you can telephone the police 24 hour contact centre on 101."