Advice issued following theft from two cars in Bedford


Police are reminding people not to leave valuables inside their cars after two were broken into on consecutive days in Bedford.

The first incident happened on Tuesday (19 January), when a car parked in Oak Road, was broken into between 3.25pm and 3.55pm. The driver’s window was smashed and a handbag was stolen.

Yesterday (Wednesday 20 January), at approximately 5.50pm, a car in Spencer Road had its window smashed and again a purse was stolen.

Inspector Gail Mulvaney, said: “Both of these incidents happened while the cars were parked outside of either a school or a nursery, so we’d like to remind parents never to leave their valuable items in their car - even if they’re just popping inside for a few minutes to collect a child.

“We’re also appealing for anyone who witnessed these incidents to get in touch with us so that we can help find the person responsible and ensure justice is done.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 and quote JH/2721/16 for the Oak Road crime, and JH/2547/16 for the Spencer Road crime.

> Make sure your vehicle is securely locked with all items closed

> If you can’t take your valuables with you, make sure they are kept out of sight

> Park in well-lit areas and use a secure car park where possible

> If you spot someone behaving suspiciously in a car park or appearing to steal from vehicles, contact police immediately.