A 76-YEAR-OLD woman beat three burglars after realising they had tricked their way into her home.
The victim let a man into her home on The Acres, Lower Pilsley, at about noon on Thursday after he claimed to be working on gas repairs down the street and needed to check her appliances.
He pretended to check appliances and got the lady into conversation but as she moved towards another room she became suspicious when a door was ajar – another man was then seen coming down the stairs carrying one of her possessions.
Police say she then hit the men with a “stick hoover” before they barged past and out of the house.
The men were all white, aged in their early 20s to 30s and wearing dark clothing.
Anyone with information should call police on 0345 123 33 33.