A man has been charged with theft and drug offences after a chase through Bedford town centre.
Police were alerted when £845 was reported stolen from Debenhams.
They apprehended the suspect after a chase through town, along The Embankment and into the Swan Hotel where he was found upstairs.
Andrew Smith, 30, of Granet Close, Bedford, was charged with theft from a shop and possession of a Class A drug in connection to the incident on Thursday (1 Aug).
He has been bailed and is next due to appear at court on 15 August.