A 74-year-old woman was burgled by a man she found in her bedroom in The Magpies yesterday (August 13).
The lady was woken by a loud bang at about 2.45am and a man entered her bedroom, demanding that she remain quiet while he searched her home.
He left the scene empty-handed.
Det Con Helen Toms said: “This was a shocking experience for the elderly resident who was unhurt during her ordeal. We believed a woman was seen standing outside the property and we would like to trace this person or anyone else who was in the area and saw anything suspicious that night.”
The man is described as black, in his early 20s, 6ft tall and wearing a grey hooded top.
Anyone with information relating to these crimes can contact DC Toms at Luton Police Station, in confidence, on 01582 394091, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information on 07786 200011.
Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.