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Thirteen stolen vehicles recovered

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Thirteen stolen vehicles were recovered and eight high priority offenders arrested by a single Bedfordshire Police team last week.

The positive results came as a result of proactive work by our Central Tasking Team, a unit of experienced officers which is deployed to meet the force’s main priorities on any given day.

Some of the highlights included:
  • On Monday a stolen vehicle trigged an ANPR camera in Luton and was located travelling in Dunstable Road. One man was detained in the vehicle while another was detained after he ran off. Two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of theft of motor vehicle and have been released on bail
  • A vehicle stolen during a burglary in Luton was recovered in a car park in Clifton. While this vehicle was being recovered, another vehicle pulled into the same car park. Checks on the vehicle revealed it was on false plates and had in fact been stolen during another burglary in Luton. Four teenagers were arrested and have been released on bail
  • On Thursday a man in his 40s who was wanted for a recall to prison was spotted in Bailey Street, Luton. He was arrested by the team after a short chase on foot and has subsequently been charged with theft. A man in his 20s was also arrested on suspicion of blackmail and has been released on bail

T/ Superintendent Dave Cestaro said: “This team’s knowledge, skills and experience can be invaluable when it comes to locating suspects or stolen goods.

“We know that crimes such as burglary can have a big impact on our communities, which is why we are so pleased with the results above.

“We will do all we can to bring justice to the victims of this criminality, as well as tracking down and arresting those responsible.”
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Jon Vale (Police, Communications Officer, County)

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