A man was robbed at knife-point as he was making his way to the bank in George Street West yesterday afternoon.
The victim, 35, had parked in the car park close to the Galaxy Centre at 2.40pm and walked into George Street West where he was approached by a man who had got out of the passenger seat of a parked vehicle.
The offender, who is described as white, with a large build, 6ft tall, wearing a dark hooded top with the hood up and a balaclava, threatened the victim with a knife and took a large amount of cash.
The offender then got back in to the passenger seat of a dark hatchback car, possibly a Peugeot, and an accomplice, who had been waiting in the car, drove away from the scene.
Det Sgt Emma James of the South Bedfordshire Robbery Unit said: “This robbery happened in broad daylight and with lots of people in the area who may have information that could help us identify the car and those responsible for this crime.
“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the robbery or anyone who noticed a car parked in George Street matching the description given to come forward and assist with this investigation.”
Anyone with information relating to this crime can contact DS James, in confidence, on 01582 394445, or Bedfordshire Police, on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively, you can contact the crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.