A 61-year-old man who was robbed after being threatened with a knife managed to fend off his attackers during an unprovoked attacked in Milton Keynes.
The victim was in his room in a multi-occupancy house in Avebury Boulevard when two men walked in on Friday at around 12.30am.
One of the men asked for money and threatened him with a knife before stealing £25 and leaving the house.
The victim sustained cuts to his hand and received treatment from Milton Keynes General.
Detective Constable Wayne Watson said: “This was an unprovoked attack on a lone, elderly gentleman who was visiting friends in the city.
“Had it not been for him fending off his attackers, the injuries could have been much worse.
“I am appealing to anyone with information to call 101 or Crimestoppers.”
Supt Barry Halliday, LPA Commander Milton Keynes said: “I would like to reassure the community, that Thames Valley Police are pursuing every possible line of enquiry to ensure these offenders are captured and brought to justice for this isolated offence.”
Both the offenders were light-skinned, possibly white, aged about 25 years old. They were both 5ft 6ins tall of medium build and were wearing tracksuits, one of which was cream coloured.
Anyone with information should contact Det Con Wayne Watson from Milton Keynes police station 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 Crimestoppers-uk.org
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.