Police are searching for burglars who stole cash from an elderly woman’s home in Kensworth at the weekend.
The pensioner was upstairs during the burglary, which took place between 5.30pm and 5.45pm on Saturday in Common Road.
The victim came downstairs to discover items strewn around her living room.
She noticed that money had been stolen from a purse and handbag.
Det Con Matt Shepherd, from the Beds Police Priority Crime team, investigating, said: “The offenders struck during daylight hours on the weekend.
“So I would urge anyone who believes they may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area at this time to contact me immediately.”
He added: “I also remind all residents of the importance of keeping valuables out of sight and ensuring all doors and windows are secured.”
> Call Det Con Shepherd on the non-emergency number 101 if you have information which could assist the investigation.
Alternatively, text police on 07786 200 011 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.