Home rammed as intruders get away with big haul


Thieves are believed to have used a large vehicle to ram the gates and garage doors of a house before getting away with a largehaul of property.

Detectives are keen to trace the intruders who they believe will be keen to offload the items.

The long list of property taken included two BSA air rifles, a dark oak table with three clawed feet, several oak chairs with leather seats, cash, a Toshiba laptop, a Panasonic fax machine, salmon ski boots size 11, a salmon rucksack containing ski equipment, a gent’s Cartier watch, a gent’s Rolex stainless steel watch, a ladies Cartier stainless steel watch, a black and red Trek cycle, a black and red specialised Rockhopper mountain bike, and a JCB concrete breaker and cables.

The burglary took place in Bower Lane, Eaton Bray between 8pm on Friday, August 15 and 8.20am the next day.

Det Sgt Chris Beresford, investigating, is keen to trace anyone who may have noticed anyone in the area acting suspiciously or anyone who may have been offered these items for sale.

He said: “The offenders must have caused significant noise when they forced entry to this property and they would have also needed a large vehicle to remove these items.

“I would urge local residents to think back and contact the police if they remember seeing any unusual vans or people in the area leading up to Friday evening.

“The offenders will possibly be trying to sell the stolen items and I would also urge anyone who may have been offered any property matching the description given to also contact officers,” he added.

Anyone with information relating to this crime can contact Det Sgt Beresford at Luton Police Station, in confidence, on 01582 394445, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.