The theft of guns during a burglary at a Kensworth home is of “great concern” say police.
The firearms and jewellery were stolen from the Poplar Road property while the woman who lives there was away.
On returning she noticed a window had been smashed and intruders had searched her home before taking cash and a silver antique jewellery box. They also opened a gun cabinet and removed two BSA .22 rifles and a shotgun.
Detectives from the South Bedfordshire Burglary Team are appealing for information about the break-in, which happened between 1.20pm on Monday, February 17 and 8.35pm on Tuesday, February 18.
The officer in charge of the investigation, Det Con Tracey Joyce, said: “The silver jewellery box holds significant sentimental value for the victim and can never be replaced.
“It is also a great concern that whoever has committed this offence has taken three firearms which were legally held at the premises.
“I would urge anyone who has noticed an unusual person in the area recently or anyone who has information relating to the person who is responsible for this offence to contact the police.”
Contact Det Con Joyce, in confidence, on 01582 394086 or Bedfordshire Police on 101, text information to 07786 200011 or call crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.