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Police release CCTV after dumper truck ram-raid

Three men drove a dumper truck into a motorcycle shop in Dunstable. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police have released CCTV images showing a dumper truck ram-raiding a motorcycle shop in Bedfordshire.

Thieves stole a JCB dumper truck from Luton on 21 January

Three men then drove to Dunstable on the vehicle - causing damage along the way - before reaching DBC Motorcycles, on Regent Street, around 9pm.

They drove into the shop, causing significant damage to the front door and surrounding brickwork.

The men weren't able to enter the shop, and they fled on foot.

The men were unable to enter the shop and they fled on foot. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

"While I appreciate the images are not of the best quality, there are a couple of distinctive clothing items which someone might recognise, particularly a bag belonging to one of the individuals. "The motorcycle shop is in a residential street, therefore there must be someone who saw or heard something which will help our investigation.

"I am confident that there will be someone out there who knows something and can help us trace these individuals.”

– Detective Constable Ben Stone, Bedfordshire Police

CCTV of Bedfordshire break-in released by police

CCTV has been released of three people breaking into a house in Bedfordshire.

It happened in Royce Close in Dunstable on October 17. A designer handbag and several other items were stolen. Police are appealing for witnesses.

DC Dan Matcham said: “We really want to talk to the individuals shown in connection with the burglary.

"Although they have their faces covered the CCTV images are very clear and someone must recognise them from their clothing or the way they move.

"We also suspect an individual was involved in the offence as a get-away driver, who was not caught on CCTV.

"If you think you know who they are, please contact us or Crimestoppers anonymously.”


Man threatened with machete in armed robbery

The man suffered a serious injury to his arm, which required surgery. Credit: PA

A man was threatened with a machete by robbers at his house in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

A group of young men, who were all wearing balaclavas, forced their way into his home by breaking down his door.

Once inside, they threatened him with a machete and attacked him.

The man suffered a serious injury to his arm, which required surgery.

It happened between 10pm and 10.30pm on 28 October in New Woodfield Green.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

"This is clearly a serious offence Investigation Officer and was highly distressing for the victim."

"It is likely that this group gathered somewhere in the local area before heading to New Woodfield Green and we are asking anyone that may have seen them to get in touch."

– Lee Fassam, Investigation Officer, Bedfordshire Police


Police issue image of man who grabbed teenage girl

The e-fit image of a man police would like to trace after a teenage girl was grabbed in Dunstable. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police in Bedfordshire have issued an e-fit image of a man who grabbed the arm of a teenage girl in Dunstable.

The teenager was approached at around 11.15am on Thursday 24 March as she was walking along Olma Road. The man then grabbed her arm before she managed to run off.

The man is described as white, in his late 30s or early 40s, slim, approximately six foot with a crooked nose. He was wearing a black baseball cap, khaki green jacket with a red stripe across the shoulder and was carrying a small rucksack.

“I’m urging anyone who may be able to identify the man in the e-fit or who has any information about the incident to contact us immediately.”

– Detective Constable Ben Stone, Bedfordshire Police

Anyone with information can call the police non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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