Elderly woman targeted in Bedford robbery

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Bedfordshire Police have issued an appeal to find the man who robbed a Bedford woman in her late 80s yesterday morning (Wednesday).

A man forced his way into her property on Waveney Avenue at around 9am, knocking the woman to the floor. They made off with her purse, which contained cash and bank cards.

While the victim was not injured, paramedics attended the scene to give her a check-up and make sure she was ok.

The man who carried out the burglary is described as white, tall and slim, with a pale complexion and dishevelled clothing.

Detective Constable David Pawelek, from Bedfordshire Police’s Crime Investigation Team, said: “Targeting our community’s most vulnerable is appalling.

“We are doing all we can to investigate this incident and safeguard the victim, who was left badly shocked.

“If you were in the area and saw this man, or have found a small black purse discarded, please do get in touch.”

People with information are asked to contact Bedfordshire Police via its online reporting centre, quoting reference 40/40706/20.

Of call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 55 111.

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