Fleet of cars stolen from Broom barn
PUBLISHED: 08:03 17 October 2018 | UPDATED: 08:13 17 October 2018
A fleet of 10 cars has been stolen from a private barn in Broom, near Biggleswade, by a group posing as vehicle recovery firm staff.
The cars were stolen at approximately 10am on Friday last week from the barn in High Street, and police have now launched an appeal for information and witnesses to come forward.
A spokeswoman said: “The offenders posed as staff from a recovery company, all wearing high-visibility jackets with ‘recovery’ written on them. They have been seen to come back numerous times to the owner’s barn and used three trucks to remove vehicles from the property.”
Police have released images of eight of the cars, and the 10 are described as follows:
Blue Ford, number plate Y112BCE
Blue BMW 325, number plate X844RGT
Red Ford Escort, number plate G224CWC
Blue Ford Maverick, number plate R770FRT
Blue Ford Mondeo, number plate EO02VAD
Black Ford Mondeo, number plate WV55PKX
Blue Ford Probe 24V, number plate M921PWL
Green Mitsubishi L200, number plate OE02ACF
Red Nissan, number plate WPK725S
Red Vauxhall Cavalier, number plate M67URO
Mahbubur Choudhury, investigating, said: “The victim reported the vehicles stolen as soon as they realised the cars have been removed from the property.
“We believe this was a scam during which the offenders successfully deceived any potential witnesses by pretending to be legitimate car recovery company.
“We are keen to speak to anyone who might have seen the theft in progress or who has been offered one of the cars for sale.
“Additionally we would like to issue a warning to remain vigilant and always check the credentials of a car removal company and report any suspicious behaviour to the police.”
Anyone with information is asked to visit the force online reporting centre at www.bedfordshire.police.uk/report/Report-Shared/Report-a-crime or call 101 and quote reference number 40/31143/18.
Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.