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A masked burglar crept into a man’s bedroom as he watched TV

A burglar in a balaclava with eyes holes cut out of it crept into man's bedroom – as the victim watched TV.

The sneak thief jemmied his way into the house in Daintry Close, Papworth Everard, where average house prices are £403,550, and made his way to the bedroom.

But he was scared off after the victim, who is in his 60s, confronted the burglar.

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A Cambridgeshire police spokeswoman said: "At about 7.50pm on Monday evening (February 5), a house in Daintry Close, Papworth Everard, was broken into.

"The offender jemmied the centre panel out of a door and entered the house, which was in darkness, but the occupant, a man in his 60s, was upstairs watching television.

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"The offender entered the bedroom and was confronted by the victim, before fleeing the scene.

"The offender is described as between 6ft and 6ft 3in tall, wearing a black balaclava with the eyes cut out, and a black 'donkey' jacket.

"Nothing appears to have been taken during the burglary."

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A dark grey hatchback or estate style vehicle was seen parked nearby.

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