Plea to return irreplaceable stolen items


A mother of one is appealing for the irreplaceable contents of her stolen handbag to be returned to her.

Katie Bowman, 26, of Sandhills, was taking her dog for a walk with her 18-month-old baby and partner on Sunday, March 8, when two people smashed her car window and stole her bag and her son’s toy.

The incident happened at 4.55pm, the car was parked in a line with other vehicles, near to Grove House, off the B488.

The family were standing on the bridge at Grand Union Canal, when the car pulled up next to the car and smashed the window.

Ms Bowman said: “We were just a few feet when it happened, I could not believe it.

“We have seen the CCTV, they come in not long after us at 16:52 and leave at 16:56.

“I tried to get a number plate but it happened so quickly.

“They took my sons toys that his grandpa had given him ten minutes earlier , who does that to a child?”

She is appealing for anyone who has any information about the incident or where the contents of the handbag are, to come forward.

The 26-year-old told the LBO: “I do not care about any money that might have been in the bag, I just want the contents back, the things that are worthless to anyone else but priceless to me and cannot be replaced.

“They were both white, in their mid-late 20’s and one of them had dirty blonde hair, someone who was standing near us said one of them was a woman.

“They were driving a dark blue/black Ford Focus old style car with blacked out windows.

“I hope someone may have seen the items that were taken, there was a large beige New Look handbag with black sides, a silver linea purse, my son’t wooden toy ramp and an A5 blue pad with plastic separators.”

A spokesperson for Bedfordshire Police said: “The rear window of a black Nissan was smashed, and a handbag and a children’s toy was stolen.

“Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to call 101 with information.”