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5 May 2014, 06:05
Children in the house as their mother is attacked by three robbers.
A mother's been left frightened and scared after three robbers attacked her in her Shefford home, in front of her children.
It happened on Wednesday April 30 at around 5.10pm, when the 31 year old woman was at her home in Lucas Way, with her young children.
She had just waved off a friend and had returned into the house, leaving her front door unlocked.
When she turned round, she saw a man had come through the doorway, followed by two others.
They threatened to harm her children if she did not hand over money and also kicked her and grabbed her round the face to stop her screaming.
She was able to kick one in the groin and eventually they ran off.
They made off with her small black leather Jimmy Choo purse, containing £40.
They ran out of the house, police believe to a waiting car.
The first robber is described as a mixed race man, about 30 years, 5ft 8ins tall, short dark hair and wearing a navy blue hoody. Another was an Asian man, about 5ft 8ins tall with a bobble hat, dark hoody and red scarf. The third another Asian man, about 5ft 8ins tall, with a red scarf and blue hoody.
Det Con Surinder Ram, of Bedford CID, said: "This was an appalling and shocking attack on a woman in her own home, and in front of her children. She’s been left bruised and understandably, very scared.
"We know that people saw the three offenders running away down Lucas Way – we’re hoping that someone else has seen them in the area and saw them getting in a car. If you saw anyone at all who fits this description in the area at the time please call us – every bit of information is important."
Det Con Ram can be contacted direct on 01234 275347, or anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.