A burglar has struck at the home of a 96-year-old woman in Bromham, stealing items including jewellery.
Police are appealing for information after the burglary took place in Northampton Road.
The incident happened between 9pm on Monday, October 21 and 8am on Tuesday, October 22 when the woman was asleep in her home.
A burglar forced entry into the property through the back kitchen window before searching the house and removing a Sony TV, a silver ink well, a silver bowl and two silver jugs, a ladies gold watch, a gold ring set with a large blue stone surrounded with diamonds, a gold ring set with diamonds around the band, a gold ring set with red and white stones and a gold bangle.
The offender also took a pillow case and waste bin which is believed to have been used to carry the stolen items.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Paula Ebdale, is keen to trace anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area recently or anyone who has been offered goods matching the description of the stolen articles.
DC Ebdale said: “The offender has clearly targeted this lady as she is extremely vulnerable and she has been left very upset by this incident. Most of the items taken have significant sentimental value and can never be replaced.
“It is possible that the offender has been loitering in the area prior to the burglary and I would urge anyone who has noticed someone acting suspiciously in the village to contact the police. The person who has taken these items will inevitably have to sell them and would urge anyone who is offered similar items for sale to contact the police immediately.”
Anyone with information relating to this crime can contact DC Ebdale, in confidence, on 01234 275141, or Bedfordshire Police, on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively, contact the crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.