Police are keen to trace the woman responsible for stealing £3000 from an elderly man in Luton.
The man was outside a jewellery shop in Dunstable Road at around 3pm on Thursday when a woman stole the cash from his pocket.
The woman was wearing a green burkha and had a blue string bag over her shoulder. She is believed to have walked down Dunstable Road in the direction of Leagrave Road after taking the money. She was also seen walking along Bury Park Road before the theft.
“This is particularly vile crime in which a vulnerable man had a large amount of money stolen from him.
We would urge anyone who may have seen this woman in the vicinity at the time of the incident to contact us immediately and help us prevent her from committing any further offences.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting crime reference C/8655/2015, text 07786 200 011, or can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
A man has been arrested and charged with the cultivation of a class B drug (cannabis).
Enea Zeneli, 24, from Harcout Street, Luton, was arrested on Wednesday after a warrant was carried out at an address in Luton.
Officers found cannabis plants and equipment that could be used in the production of cannabis.
Zeneli was charged with being concerned in production of a controlled class B drug and possessing false identity documents.
He appeared before Luton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, the case has been referred to crown court.
Two men have been charged in connection with a series of robberies across Luton and Dunstable over the past two weeks.
George McAward, who's 32 and from The Mall in Dunstable and 36-year-old Scott Cerqua from Hitchin Road in Luton were arrested on Wednesday following 10 break-ins.
They were remanded in custody and appeared before Luton Magistrates Court.
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A major £150m overhaul of Luton and Dunstable Hospital has been revealed.
The plans include the construction of a new theatre and critical care block.
The emergency department will also be expanded and separated from the main entrance.
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A coroner has said no one was to blame for the death of a three-year-old girl who was hit by a bus in Luton.
Mayah Shazad was killed when she was struck in Bury Park in August last year.
Her family has raised concerns about road safety in the area. At an inquest coroner Tom Osborne said she'd died as result of a road traffic collision and that "no one can be considered to blame".
The father and baby son who went missing from Luton earlier this week have been found safe and well.
Kieran Carroll, 22, disappeared with his eight-month-old baby on Tuesday March 3rd. He came forward on Friday following several police appeals for him to return home.
The missing father from Luton who has disappeared with his baby appears to have made contact with police.
Kieran Carroll and his eight-month-old son Louis have not been seen since Tuesday. But yesterday someone with Kieran's name left a message on the Bedfordshire Police Facebook site.
Officers responded: "We're glad you are safe - but we cannot close the case until we see you and louis in person".
Police in Luton say that a man who has gone missing with his baby in Luton is acting "out of character".
Kieran Carroll, 22, was last seen on Tuesday and is believed to be with eight-month-old Louis.
He was last seen at approximately 2pm on Tuesday on CCTV in Luton.
“This type of disappearance is very out of character for Kieran and we are becoming increasingly concerned.
We just want Kieran to contact us to let us know that him and Louis are safe.
If you have seen Kieran, or have any information about where he and Louis may be, please contact us immediately.”