Boy, '12' sought over Luton burglary

A boy, aged about 12, who allegedly used a screwdriver as a weapon, is being sought in connection with a Luton burglary, police have said.

The boy is believed to have entered a property in Wigmore Lane at 06:40 BST on 10 June.

He was disturbed by someone in the house as he stole a purse from the living room.

The offender "lashed out" with a screwdriver causing "a slight scratch" to his victim's arm, officers said.

Described as a white male, 5ft 3in (1.6m) tall, of slim build and wearing a royal blue hooded top, he got into the property through an unlocked patio door.

The victim, who had been in the kitchen, walked in on him after hearing a noise, but after the attack, the offender fled back through the patio doors and out of the back garden.

Bedfordshire Police said they wanted to hear from anyone who was in the area and may have seen anything suspicious.

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