Cash was stolen from a hotel during a robbery when a staff member was foced to to hand over the keys to the safe.
Beds Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward after the two men targeted the Travelodge Hotel in Marston Moretaine on Tuesday evening.
The incident happened at around 5.30pm when the two thieves entered the hotel and made their way to a back office.
Once inside they managed to disable the CCTV camera, and when the member of staff entered the room they grabbed her and demanded that she handed over the keys to the safe.
They then stole a money tin which contained a small amount of petty cash before fleeing the hotel.
Officers are in the process of reviewing other CCTV cameras as well as footage from the nearby petrol station.
Detectives would also like to speak with anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the robbery and seen the offenders – both described as males in dark clothing with their faces covered - either before or after the incident.
If you have information relating to this incident, contact Detective Constable Surinder Ram, in confidence, on 01234 275346, or the non-emergency number 101.