Woken woman scares burglar away

21 January 2011, 15:43 | Updated: 21 January 2011, 15:49

Bedfordshire Police are looking for witnesses who saw a burglar fleeing a house in Linden Road, Bedford, at 8.15pm on Monday 10 January, 2011.

The victim, a woman in her early 40s, was at home, in bed, when an offender broke into her first floor flat. When she heard noises and went to investigate she saw a male in a black hoody in her kitchen. She screamed and he made off taking her Toshiba Satellite laptop with him.

He was seen to leave the area on foot by a witness.

Detective Constable Claire Case, investigating, said: “This was a very shocking incident which left the victim distressed after her home was invaded. We are looking for anyone who saw this man fleeing the Linden Road area carrying a laptop in his hand.”

If anyone saw this man or has any further information please contact Bedfordshire Police on 01234 841212 or text to 07786 200011 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.