Trapped inside large showroom vehicle as thieves steal generator in Leighton Buzzard

A power generator was stolen from a large mobile showroom parked in Leighton Buzzard, with staff trapped inside their vehicle as the theft took place.

Tuesday, 16th October 2018, 11:42 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th October 2018, 11:45 am
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Police are appealing for witness to the incident which took place at around 1pm on Thursday (October 11) in Duncombe Drive, near to the fire station.

A car parked up nearby, and four men got out and approached the showroom. One of the men went straight to the driver’s door and pushed against it, not allowing the driver to leave.

While he was doing this, the other men approached a power generator next to the vehicle, picked it up and put it in their car. By the time the victim and his colleagues had been able to get out of the vehicle the four men had driven away.

Detective Constable Richard Marshal,l from the force’s serious and complex crime investigation team, said: “I’m keen to hear from anyone who saw this incident, anyone who remembers seeing the vehicle parked in Duncombe Drive or anyone who remembers seeing four men driving away from the immediate area. If you have any information that could help our investigation, please get in touch.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting reference number 40/30504/18. Alternatively, report information online by visiting or by calling independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.