Fleet of cars stolen from Broom barn

PUBLISHED: 08:03 17 October 2018 | UPDATED: 08:13 17 October 2018

Broom stolen cars: Blue BMW 325, with number plate X844RGT. Picture: Bedfordshire Police

Broom stolen cars: Blue BMW 325, with number plate X844RGT. Picture: Bedfordshire Police

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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.

Broom stolen cars: Blue Ford, number plate Y112BCE. Picture: Bedfordshire PoliceBroom stolen cars: Blue Ford, number plate Y112BCE. Picture: Bedfordshire Police

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

Broom stolen cars: Blue Ford Probe 24V with number plate M921PWL. Picture: Bedfordshire PoliceBroom stolen cars: Blue Ford Probe 24V with number plate M921PWL. Picture: Bedfordshire Police

Blue BMW 325, number plate X844RGT

Red Ford Escort, number plate G224CWC

Blue Ford Maverick, number plate R770FRT

Blue Ford Mondeo, number plate EO02VAD

Broom stolen cars: Green Mitsubishi L200, number plate OE02ACF. Picture: Bedfordshire PoliceBroom stolen cars: Green Mitsubishi L200, number plate OE02ACF. Picture: Bedfordshire Police

Black Ford Mondeo, number plate WV55PKX

Blue Ford Probe 24V, number plate M921PWL

Green Mitsubishi L200, number plate OE02ACF

Red Nissan, number plate WPK725S

Broom stolen cars: Red Ford Escort with number plate G224CWC. Picture: Bedfordshire PoliceBroom stolen cars: Red Ford Escort with number plate G224CWC. Picture: Bedfordshire Police

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.

Broom stolen cars: Red Nissan, number plate WPK725S. Picture: Bedfordshire PoliceBroom stolen cars: Red Nissan, number plate WPK725S. Picture: Bedfordshire Police

“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.

Broom stolen cars: Blue Ford Maverick with number plate R770FRT. Picture: Bedfordshire PoliceBroom stolen cars: Blue Ford Maverick with number plate R770FRT. Picture: Bedfordshire Police

Broom stolen cars: Red Vauxhall Cavalier with number plate M67URO. Picture: Bedfordshire PoliceBroom stolen cars: Red Vauxhall Cavalier with number plate M67URO. Picture: Bedfordshire Police

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