Two men forced their way into a couple’s house in Dunstable and attempted to steal from them.
The shocking incident happened at around 8.50pm yesterday at the couple’s address in Luton Road.
The victims were in the house when two men forced their way in through the front door telling the couple they had a problem with their water and they needed to turn it off at the mains.
After an attempt to steal a handbag from the property, the two men made off when challenged by the couple. A further man had also attempted to gain access to the house but was shut in the porch.
The first offender is believed to have been in his mid to late 20s and is described as white with dark hair and wearing a black jacket with a grey and white top underneath.
The second man is believed to be younger and was wearing a black jacket and black trousers with a dark coloured peaked cap.
Det Insp Phil Raikes said: “Any type of burglary is distressing, but to be confronted by a criminal in your own home is additionally disturbing.
“This brazen incident has understandably left the couple shaken and we urge anyone who has any information, or who saw men matching this description in the area at the time, to contact us immediately.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Raikes on 101 quoting JD/19913/2016. You can also give information anonymously to Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111, or at www.crimestoppers-uk.org