Car thief strikes in Stotfold

BEDS Police are asking residents to report any suspicious activity around parked vehicles after a car was stolen in Stotfold.

A white Vauxhall Astra was stolen when it was parked in Rook Tree Lane, sometime between 9pm on January 2 and 5.40am on January 3.

If you have any information about the theft, call Beds Police on 101 and quote crime reference number JD/229/2012. Alternatively, text 07786200011 or email

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit

A spokesman for Beds Police said: “The safest place to park your vehicle is in a garage - if you have a garage, please use it.

“Park your vehicle in a well lit area.

“Always check that it is correctly locked and all valuables are removed before leaving the vehicle.”

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