Bedfordshire police has begun an operation to target van thieves in Leighton Buzzard.
Called "Operation Kane", it involves placing trap vehicles in affected communities. The vehicles have items placed inside them, trackers are fitted and everything is fully traceable.
Anyone who tries to steal the vehicle or its contents can be quickly tracked and caught.
Police say the operation has been set up after concerns from the community about thefts from cars and in particular vans.