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Witness appeal launched after attempted shop break-ins

Alert message sent 29/09/2020 12:46:00

Information sent on behalf of Bedfordshire Police


We are appealing for information after a group of men attempted to gain entry to two shops using a spade.
 
Three men in balaclavas broke into the Co-Op store in Old Bridge Road, Shefford, at around 12.15am on Tuesday (22 September).
 
They tried to open the cigarette cabinet, but failed to do so, before leaving the scene in a silver car, which has been described as possibly a Hyundai.
 
A short while later, three men attempted to gain entry to the McColl’s store in Church Street, Ampthill.
 
CCTV captured them using a spade in an attempt to gain entry to the shop. They did not get into the store, and left in a vehicle towards Maulden.
 
Investigation officer Julia Hinson said: “These appear to be organised and deliberate attempts at committing criminal acts.
 
“We would be keen to hear from anyone in the areas of these two incidents at the time, particularly anyone who saw a car which matches this description.”
 
Anyone with information can get in touch via our online reporting centre or webchat, or by calling 101.
 
Please quote reference 40/51572/20 in relation to the Shefford incident or 40/51568/20 regarding the Ampthill one.
 
You can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or through crimestoppers-uk.org
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Louise Ross (Police, Communications Officer, Bedfordshire)

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