Burglars steal digital equipment and car during raid while occupants were asleep

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Police are appealing for information after a number of burglaries in the last fortnight.

A property in Bedford Road, Cranfield, was targeted in the early hours of Sunday, April 5, while the occupants were asleep at home.

Electrical items including a smartphone, tablet, laptop and the victims’ light blue Citroen Picasso car were stolen.

The vehicle was seen driving through Bedford at 1.40am before being found burnt out in Huntingdon.

The following day on Monday, April 6, a house in Lilac Walk, Kempston, was burgled after the offenders forced their way in.

Between 11am and 9.30pm, a digital camera was stolen in what was the second attack on the same property within recent months.

Police are also investigating a burglary which occurred in High Street, Wrestlingworth, on Friday, April 10.

At around 2.30pm, the victims returned home to find three men in their home who quickly made off with Euros.

The group ran along the High Street towards Hatley Road, before driving off in a black vehicle thought to have been a Vauxhall Corsa.

Detective Constable Jason Wheeler, investigating the offences, said: “I am keen to hear from witnesses to any of these heartless crimes, or anyone who believes they have any information on the stolen items.

“Burglary is often an opportunist crime which can have devastating effects on the victims.

“We are working to track down those responsible, but I wish to remind all Bedfordshire residents of the importance of keeping all your doors and windows secure and storing any valuables well out of sight from would-be thieves.”

Anyone with information which could assist the investigations is urged to call the police non-emergency number 101, or text 07786 200 011.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.