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Witness appeal following aggravated burglary in Bedford

27 Oct 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Bedford.

Last Thursday (19 October) a house in Cowper Road was broken into.

Between approximately 1pm and 1.35pm three men were attempting to gain entry to a house in Cowper Road when they were challenged by the resident of a neighbouring house. The offenders followed the man into his house and forcefully made their way into his property.

Once inside one of the offenders threatened the occupants with a screwdriver and the other two searched the house.

One of the offenders is described as white, slim, 25 to 30 year old, approximately 5’9’’ and spoke with an eastern European accent. At the time of the offence he was seen wearing a black or dark blue hooded top with the hood up, navy blue baseball cap, black trousers and had a black scarf with white spots on it covering his face.

The second offender is described as white or Asian, approximately 25 to 30 years old, chubby and around 5’2’’. He was wearing black hooded top with the hood up, a similar scarf, and black trousers.

The third offender is described as white, 25 to 30 years old, slim and approximately 5’03’’. He was seen wearing black hooded top.

Detective Constable Aroop Nandre, investigating the offence, said: “This was an extremely nasty and upsetting incident. And although the victims weren’t seriously hurt we cannot begin to imagine the psychological trauma they went through. This incident happened in broad daylight and we believe there might be people who witnessed this terrifying ordeal.

“Our force treats burglary extremely seriously and we are following a number of lines of enquiry but we are encouraging anyone who might have any information to come forward.”

If you have any information that might help the investigation please call Bedfordshire Police on 101 quoting reference number JH/45150/2017. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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