Burglars broke into a house as the elderly homeowners slept and turned it over before escaping with a sum of cash.
Police are appealing for witnesses after the incident in Ivinghoe in the early hours of yesterday morning.
At around 1am, a man in his eighties and a woman in her nineties were woken by a light downstairs.
On investigating, they found that their uPVC front door was open and the thieves had begun ransacking part of the house before being disturbed.
The pair then discovered that the intruders had stolen some money.
If anyone has any information which could help the investigation, they should contact the police on non-emergency number 101.
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.