Witnesses sought after burglars wielding machetes and baseball bats target Kempston home

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Police Appeal witness

Four burglars, carrying machetes and baseball bats, made off with cash, jewellery and electronics from a home in Kempston on Monday (8 November).

At approximately 1.30am the occupants of the property in Littledale Street were alarmed to find intruders in their property after four offenders broke into the house.

The offenders threatened the victim before carrying out a search of the entire home, leaving the property with a large amount of cash, jewellery and electronics.

The offenders are described as in their mid-20s, wearing dark clothing and having their faces covered.

Two of them were carrying machetes and the remaining two were carrying baseball bats.

Detective Constable Kevin Howes, from the force’s dedicated burglary team Op Maze, said: “We are asking for help in investigating this disturbing incident and asking anyone who was in the area to check their CCTV, dashcam or ring doorbell footage for any activity around that area at the time.

“This is understandably a terrifying incident and we would like to reassure our communities that we are committed to investigating violent crime such as this and will treat all reports seriously.”

Anyone with information about this burglary is asked to contact the police by calling 101 or visiting their online reporting centre bedfordshire.police.uk/report/Report and quote reference number 40/59780/21.

Alternatively, you can contact Crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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