Brave elderly pair from Hitchin scare away cowardly burglar who claimed to be a policeman
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A cowardly burglar claiming to be a police officer was scared off by a brave elderly couple in Hitchin after he broke in through a front window.
The man surprised two pensioners in their house in Kingswood Avenue around 6.15pm on Saturday.
The couple were watching TV in a back room when they heard a noise and went to investigate. They were faced with a man in their hallway.
He told her he was a police officer but the elderly woman screamed at him to leave. The would-be thief then ran away through the back of the house.
Police have confirmed nothing was taken.
If you have any information on this incident call 101 quoting crime reference G1/16/2816.