Worker bound and gagged by robbers in Stotfold

ROBBERS raided a vehicle recovery business and left a staff member bound and gagged. It happened between 1.30am and 1.45am last Thursday when two men entered Saunders Garage in Astwick Road, Stotfold, and ordered the night controller, a man in his twenti

ROBBERS raided a vehicle recovery business and left a staff member bound and gagged.

It happened between 1.30am and 1.45am last Thursday when two men entered Saunders Garage in Astwick Road, Stotfold, and ordered the night controller, a man in his twenties, to hand over cash.

The pair made off with a substantial sum in a dark coloured panel van - possibly a VW - towards the centre of Stotfold after taping the victim to a chair and taping his mouth.

He was found an hour later, shaken but otherwise unhurt, by a company driver.


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Revealing details this afternoon (Wednesday) investigating officer DC Ben Sykes said one offender was white, in his early 20s, about 6ft 5ins tall, muscular and wore a dark hooded top, dark tracksuit bottoms and a distinctive white baseball cap.

The second was of Asian appearance, in his early 20s, 6ft tall, of medium build and wore a black and blue Adidas tracksuit bottoms, a baseball cap and white trainers.

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He added: "One of these offenders was exceptionally tall and I am interested in speaking to anyone who recognises him and his accomplice from the descriptions, or saw something on the night that could help.

"We know the van pulled up in the road near the garage and it is possible someone recalls seeing it parked there and people getting in or out. If that is the case we would urge them to contact us as soon as possible.

"Fortunately this kind of thing is rare in Stotfold, but we would reassure the community that patrols have been stepped up and our Safer Neighbourhood Team informed."

Anyone with information can contact DC Sykes, in confidence, on 01234 842630, the main switchboard on 01234 841212 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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