Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her seventies was targeted and assaulted in an aggravated burglary in Willen, Milton Keynes.

The appeal follows an incident that happened around 7.50pm on Sunday (3/11) at a house on Portland Drive.

During the incident, a woman has knocked on the door the victim’s house, stating that she has been involved in an accident.

The victim let the woman in her house, at which point a man wearing a mask has appeared at the door and forced his way in and assaulted the victim.

The woman who knocked on the door then entered the house’s kitchen and taken cash from the victim’s purse, before the offenders then left the house.

Police have released a profile of the offenders. One is a white woman in her early twenties, wearing jeans and boots and a puffer jacket, with fair coloured hair.

The second is a man who was wearing a black knitted head covering and mask, and a short jacket which is thought to be black in colour.

The woman in her seventies received cuts and bruises. She was treated at hospital but has since been discharged.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Hollie Cromarty said, “We are carrying out a thorough investigation following this incident in which a woman in her seventies was injured.

“Thankfully the woman did not receive serious injuries but this was a frightening ordeal for her.

“We would ask anyone with information who may have seen people matching the descriptions in the area on Sunday night or may have CCTV footage to please get in touch.”