Two village homes have been broken into over the last week.
A car was stolen after crooks stole keys from a home in Wren Terrace, Wixams, between 11pm on Friday, April 24 and 1.30am the following day.
The grey 2009 Vauxhall Insignia was later discovered burnt out in a field near Old Warden.
Then on Monday, April 27 at around 2.30pm, cash and jewellery was taken from a home in High Street, Lower Stondon.
One of the thieves involved in this break in is described as white, aged in his mid to late 20s, with mousey brown hair. He was wearing navy trousers, a jacket and carried a green holdall-type bag.
He was seen with another person getting into a red vehicle, possibly a small Peugeot or Ford Fiesta, and heading towards Henlow.
Det Con Jason Wheeler said: “I would like to speak to any witnesses for either of these offences, and would also like to hear from the Mercedes driver who would have had to brake hard to avoid hitting the offenders’ vehicle.
“This small red car sounds similar to that seen during other reported incidents in the area and I would like to know who may be driving such a vehicle.
“While we investigate all offences thoroughly and want to bring these offenders to justice, I would urge all Bedfordshire residents to take note of our personal safety advice, particularly if they or their neighbours are going away for the Bank Holiday weekend.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police immediately using the non-emergency number 101 or text 07786 200 011.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.