‘I was afraid this day would come’


The owner of a car service company is appealing for the public’s help to get car parts back after his workshop was broken into.

Outpace Racing had its Leighton Buzzard workshop targeted between midnight on Thursday, January 28 and 7am on Friday, January 29.

Car parts and tools were stolen and there was damage to the workshop.

Alex Schooledge, owner of Outpace Racing, which has its office base in Totternhoe said: “They broke through the electric gate and the barrier, they just rammed straight through.

“They mainly took tools and trolley jacks.

“I have worked hard for this company and buying all the tools and equipment. I was afraid this day would come.

“If anyone is offered any race parts and equipment that is too cheap in this area, please get in touch.

“There will be a reward for any information provided that gets the tools back.

“I do not believe it is an isolated incident as there was a similar incident a few days later in the area. I believe it may be local people.”

The following items were taken in the burglary:

> A medium size David Coulthard Formula 1 Red Bull Mac limited edition tool chest, three drawers and a top lid.

> A Longacre silver aluminium flight case with a measuring camber gauge and attachments.

> A Longacre large silver aluminium flight case with electrical computer unit, with four long yellow leads, new with protective cover still on the screen.

> A Mac tools red case with various sockets and spanners .

> A Faber black compressed air bottle skinny/tall 230 bar.

> Two Draper large trolley jacks, silver with blur aluminium body.

> Two Rolsen Grey hand-held rattle electric socket guns with batteries.

> One Tranx 260dp AMB transponder Red electrical unit with long black lead, seriel number 6840177.

A police spokesman said: “We had a report on Friday, January 29, that there had been a break in overnight.

“An electric gate had been smashed and they had broken into three different storage units at the property.

“There was a lot of damage and property was stolen.”

> If you have any information about the incident call 101.