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6 September 2017


Police appeal following robberies in Putnoe

Bedfordshire Police is continuing to appeal for information to help them solve a series of robberies in Putnoe and the surrounding area.

There have been seven robberies of elderly women in the area between Tuesday 29 August and Tuesday 5 September, and police believe the robberies may be linked.

In each incident, the offenders are described as two men in their late teens riding pushbikes who have approached the women and stolen their handbag - sometimes using force to do so and causing injury to the victim.

Detective Sergeant Mark Stewart said: “We are dedicated to cracking on those responsible for these heinous robberies. I would like to encourage anyone with information to come forward as we believe that the incidents are linked.”

Community north Superintendent Juliette Everett said: “We understand that this is a worrying trend so we are deploying additional visible resources. Our community officer will be conducting patrols in Putnoe and surrounding area to provide reassurance to our residents. Additionally the officers will be visiting schools and shops in the neighbourhood to give out crime prevention advice. 

“If you are feeling unsettled by these incidents, or if you would like advice on how to keep yourself safe, please do approach one of our PCs or PCSOs who will be more than happy to have a chat with you.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the north serious and complex investigation team at Bedfordshire Police on 101. You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Full list of robberies:


Tuesday 29 August

  • 12.10pm - Banburgh Drive, Putnoe
  • 3.20pm - Totnes Close, De Parys
  • 6.25pm - Brunel Road, Newnham

Friday 1 September


  • 2pm - Kenilworth Walk, Putnoe
  • 2.10pm - Pendennis Road, Putnoe
  • 9.15pm - Newnham Avenue, Newnham


Tuesday 5 September 

  • 7.20pm – Riverfield Drive, Newnham