A WITNESS appeal has been launched after burglars attempted to gain access to a High Wycombe property while a teenager was at home.

Police said four to five men attempted to prise open rear windows and both the front and side doors of a property in Desborough Avenue at about 7pm on Monday, February 25.

A 17-year-old was in the home at the time and was alerted to the burglary attempt by banging on the windows.

The men were spotted at the rear of the property, they are described as white and were all wearing dark clothing at the time, police said.

Contact police on the 101 enquiry line or the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information.

A WITNESS appeal has been launched by police after a burglary attempt at a property in Chalfont St Peter.

Officers said an unsuccessful attempt to force entry to a house in Grove Road was made between 8.30am and 11.45am on Sunday.

PC Roy Evans said: “I am keen to speak with anyone who was in Grove Road around this time and may have seen people loitering in front gardens or any vehicles that seemed out of place to contact the police.”

Call the 101 non-emergency enquiry line or the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org with any information.

A message from Inspector Andy Young – Thames Valley Police

Whilst the number of victims of crime continues to fall in most crime types, the increase in the number of burglaries, which was anticipated with the lengthening of the hours of darkness, has occurred. At the present time this is particularly the case in the south of the town. Together with our colleagues in Local CID who have responsibility for investigating burglaries, we are putting extra patrols in those areas that have suffered the highest increase. We continue to prosecute, wherever possible, offenders who are hurting the community, and seek custodial sentences, with which we have had some success.