A burglar smashed their way into a house before stealing two handbags.

Police were called at around 7.20pm yesterday to reports of a burglary in Ridgehurst Avenue, Leavesden.

Police said the burglar had just “run from the scene” when they were called.

The offender tried to force open the front door of the property before smashing a window at the back to gain entry. They then stole two handbags.

Police searched the area, but no arrests were made.

Investigations are ongoing.