Appeal after pensioner woken up by man trying to prise his window open in Wisbech attempted burglary

The incident has been described by police as a “frightening experience.”

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 6th July 2022, 4:10 pm

Police are appealing for information following an attempted burglary at the home of an elderly man in Wisbech.

The victim, who is in his 70s and vulnerable, was woken by a noise coming from downstairs in his home in Burcroft Road at about 12.30am on Saturday (2 July).

He saw a man trying to prise open a downstairs window using a screwdriver.

Cambridgeshire Police has launched an appeal following an attempted burglary at an elderly person's home in Wisbech (image: Adobe)

The victim challenged the man and he ran away.

The man is described by Cambridgeshire Police as wearing a dark jacket and dark trousers.

DC Pete Wise said: “This was a frightening experience for the victim and I appeal to anyone who may have seen a man matching this description in the area, or who has CCTV or doorbell footage that could help us, to get in touch.”

Anyone with information, should contact police via webchat, 101 quoting reference number 35/47076/22 or by visiting