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10 February 2012, 14:54
Police are looking for a group of men who entered a property in Pastures Way and threatened the couple inside with a gun and other weapons.
It happened at about 8.45pm in Pastures Way on Tuesday 7th February.
The five or six men got in through the conservatory, searched the property, before taking cash and assaulting the 54 year old male resident. They then left the scene in an unknown direction.
The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to a head injury and his partner was also taken to hospital for a check up.
One of the offenders is described as a white man, approximately 27 years old with an average build. He wore a black top and black bottoms.
Another offender is described as a man of Asian appearance, approximately 27 years old with a stocky build. He wore a full woollen balaclava, a black round necked jumper and black trousers.
There are no other descriptions available of the other offenders.
The officer in charge of this investigation, Detective Constable Helen Howson, is keen to trace anyone who has information about those responsible for this crime.
DC Howson said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the Pastures Way area on Tuesday evening and saw anything suspicious to come forward and help with this investigation.”
She continued: “While the actual threat caused by gun crime is very small and does not affect the vast majority of law abiding people within Bedfordshire, we are not complacent about the dangers posed by these weapons and would therefore urge anyone who has information about those people who carry or have access to illegal weapons to have the courage to come forward and speak to the police. With the help of the public we can rid our county of these weapons and reduce the small number of people affected by gun crime still further.”
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact DC Howson, in confidence, 01582 473327, Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.