Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary in Great Linford on Thursday.
At 3.40pm the thief got into the house in Lindon Grove after the owner heard the front door bell ring and walked downstairs to find the offender in the hallway.
He is described as a white man in his early twenties, around 5ft 6ins tall, of an athletic build, with dark blonde hair. He was wearing a long sleeved jacket, a navy blue baseball hat and white trainers.
Any witnesses can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.