Three masked men wake up 90-year-old in her bedroom while burgling Potters Bar home

PUBLISHED: 13:12 02 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:16 02 March 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses after the break-in in Potters Bar

Police are appealing for witnesses after the break-in in Potters Bar

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Police are hunting three masked men who broke into a Potters Bar home while a woman in her 90s was sleeping.

At around 6.10am today (Friday, March 2) they forced entry to a home in the Oakmere estate area and started rooting through the rooms downstairs.

The burglars then went upstairs to the victim’s bedroom, but she woke up and screamed, causing them to run out of the room, back downstairs and out of the front door.

A police spokeswoman said no threats were made and the suspects were not armed.

Inspector Pete Edwards from the Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Thankfully the victim was not harmed during the incident but she was understandably left distressed by the ordeal.

“She is now safe and is being looked after by family members.

“I understand that this incident and two aggravated burglaries that occurred in the town last month (February) will have caused concern among the local community.

“I would like to stress that a specialist team of detectives are working hard to identify and locate the offenders and regular proactive patrols are currently taking place in Potters Bar.”

The police spokeswoman urged anyone with information to contact officers via non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference J3/18/306 or report information online at www.herts.police.uk/report.

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