Call for vigilance after spate of thefts from vehicles in Stotfold

PUBLISHED: 11:37 27 December 2017 | UPDATED: 11:37 27 December 2017

Police received reports of five separate incidents in Stotfold last Wednesday, December 20, where tools and other belongings were taken. Picture: Supplied

Police received reports of five separate incidents in Stotfold last Wednesday, December 20, where tools and other belongings were taken. Picture: Supplied

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‘Be vigilant’ is the message from Bedfordshire Police after a series of thefts from vehicles in Stotfold last week.

Police received reports of five separate incidents in the town last Wednesday, December 20, where tools and other belongings were taken.

All five are being linked, and it is believed that offenders may have used a device to bypass the lock system.

PC Zoe Pickering, who is investigating, said: “We are working hard to investigate these offences and find those responsible.

“We would advise people to consider fitting additional security, particularly to vans, such as a deadlock or an alarm, and never to keep tools or valuables in your vehicle overnight.”

PC James Hunt, from the community north urban team, added: “We would urge people to get in contact with us with information about any related incidents or should they see anyone acting suspiciously around vehicles at night.”

Anyone who has information about the thefts in Stotfold is asked to contact PC Pickering on 101 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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