Thieves stole a ring from an elderly woman’s bedside table as she was sleeping during a break in at a house in Vincent Road, Luton at the weekend.
The incident happened between 10pm on Friday and 8am on Saturday. The offenders are believed to have entered the property through an unlocked back door.
They made off with her handbag, which contained her mobile phone and purse, and took a ring from the bedside table. A Toshiba TV from the lounge was also taken.
Detective Constable Rachael Foy said: “This was an opportunistic crime on a vulnerable victim and we would like to remind people to keep your doors locked at all times. We would ask anyone with any information that could assist our investigation to come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Foy on 101, text 07786 200 011, or call alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.