A homeowner discovered a burglar in his home in Great Brickhill last week.
The man returned home at 6.30pm on Friday (April 10) to find the intruder in the hallway of his house.
Later it was discovered jewellery and cash had been stolen.
The offender is described as white, around 20-30 years old, about 5ft 7ins, stocky, and with rosy cheeks. He was wearing a navy fleece or lumber style jacket. He also had slurred speech.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact Det Con Stephanie Macleod via the 24-hour enquiry line 101.
Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.