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20 April 2011, 12:27 | Updated: 20 April 2011, 12:32
A bogus postman bluffed his way into a Houghton Regis home before stealing watches and electrical items.
The man, who spoke with a Scottish accent, called at a house in Milton Way at twenty to seven on Monday morning.
The victim, who is in her mid 20s, was threatened with violence if she made any noise while the 'postman' conducted a search.
The woman was left shocked and bruised.
DC Gill Cowley, investigating, is keen to speak to anyone who saw the offender, complete with hat and red bag, hanging around the property, hurrying from it or getting into a vehicle. He was white, about 48-years-old, 6ft 2ins tall, of proportionate build with a Scottish accent.
She also wants to hear from jewellers, dealers or others who may have been offered the stolen property, which included:
DC Cowley said: "This was a very frightening experience for the occupant and we want to hear from anyone with information that may help.
"That could include someone who saw something on the day, someone who is offered jewellery, or someone who knows someone who has access to a post office-type uniform but who does not work for the post office."