Officers from Macclesfield CID are appealing for information following a burglary in Wilmslow.
At approximately 7pm on Tuesday, 6th February, an elderly woman, was sat in the living room at her Beaufort Chase home when she heard a noise upstairs.
As the victim walked towards the stairs to investigate the noise she saw a masked man who was stood at the top of the stairs.
The man then came down the stairs and confronted the victim, but thankfully she was able to exit her home and go to a neighbour's house to raise the alarm. Both of the suspects then fled the scene taking with them a number of items, including watches and jewellery.
The suspects are both described as male, approximately 6" tall and of very slim build. Both of them were wearing all black clothing and black balaclavas. One of the men was carrying a carrier bag.
Detective Sergeant Simon Mills said: "Burglary is a despicable crime and targets people in the one place they should feel safest - in their own homes.
"The victim in this case has been left traumatised as a result of her ordeal and we are committed to doing all that we can to trace the people responsible.
"I'd urge anyone with any information which could help to trace the culprits from this case to contact the team here at Macclesfield on 101."
Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 730 of 6 February 2018. Information can also be passed anonymously, via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111