At around 2.20pm on Friday 2nd October 2015 an elderly woman was upstairs in her home in Rose Avenue, Hazlemere when she heard a noise downstairs.
Assumed it was her husband she called out to him and was then confronted by three men dressed all in black.
The men claimed they were police officers and showed her what they said was ID. However the woman said she did not believe them but they continued to search the house. The elderly woman said she was calling 999 and the men then left taking a small amount of cash.
The offenders are described as white and they all wore black tops and bottoms, resembling police uniform and also black baseball caps.
The victim only managed to see one of the offenders clearly. He was clean-cut, spoke with a local accent, was around 5ft 9ins and of muscular build.
Investigating officer, Det Sgt Simon Reid of High Wycombe CID said: ‘This was a frightening experience for the victim, however she did not believe these men and by calling the police she has appeared to scare the offenders into leaving.
We would urge members of the public to always carefully check the ID of those demanding entry to their home and if in doubt about who they say they are then call 999 at once.‘
Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone who may have any information about this incident in Hazlemere or recognises the descriptions of the men to please contact Det Sgt Reid via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.