Brave elderly pair from Hitchin scare away cowardly burglar who claimed to be a policeman

A cowardly thief was scared away by a brave elderly couple in Hitchin.

A cowardly thief was scared away by a brave elderly couple in Hitchin. - Credit: Archant

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.