Officers investigating a burglary in Cheshunt where an elderly man was injured are appealing for information and witnesses to come forward with information which could assist the investigation.
The incident occurred at around 12.30am on Tuesday 13th May in Penton Drive when the resident, a man in his early 80s, became aware of intruders. After getting up and looking out onto the landing he was assaulted by two men who then made off.
He received injuries and was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow where he remains in a stable condition.
Detective Sergeant Ben Wright said: â€œThis was a very frightening ordeal for the victim, who received some serious injuries. I would state that these types of burglaries are very uncommon in Hertfordshire, which is why we are keen to speak to anyone who believes they saw or heard anything around the time of the offence.â€
If you can provide any information which could assist the investigation, please call police immediately via the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number K2/14/1653. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously onÂ 0800 555 111.