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Victim's family offer reward after armed raid in Luton

The family of a woman robbed at knifepoint in her home has offered a £5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the raiders.

The woman, 76, was robbed by two men who forced their way into the house in Arundel Road, Luton, with a knife and crowbar.

They demanded money and threatened the woman and her daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.

The men left with cash and a laptop computer.

The robbery took place on 12 April at about 2200 BST after the men forced open the front door of the house.

The first man is described as over 6ft (1.82m) and well built. He wore a mask over his face and dark clothing.

The second man was black, about 6ft (1.82m) and wore a black jacket with the hood up.

It is believed both left the scene towards Selbourne Road and may have been using mountain bikes.

Dc Duncan Crighton of Bedfordshire Police said: "The family of the victim are shocked by what happened at their mother's home and have generously offered this reward.

"Clearly this was a frightening experience for the victim which has left her traumatised.

"Hopefully this reward will encourage people to speak to the police and bring those responsible to justice, stopping them from preying on others."

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