Distinctive boat stolen during aggravated burglary in Hulcote

Officers are appealing for information

By Holly Patel
Monday, 17th August 2020, 10:29 am
Updated Monday, 17th August 2020, 10:32 am

Police are investigating after a boat was stolen during an aggravated burglary in Hulcote on Friday night (August 14).

At around 10pm, two men entered a storage compound at Rook Tree Farm.

A man came outside of his storage unit after hearing a noise and saw two men dressed in black, wearing balaclavas, gloves and holding metal poles.

The boat was stolen during an aggravated burglary

The man was threatened with violence, had his mobile stolen and was held to the ground whilst the offenders entered the units searching for cash.

The men tried to steal a caravan and eventually stole a boat.

They then shut the victim in the unit and are believed to have driven off through the farm lands in an unknown vehicle with a trailer.

Detective Constable Luke Moore, of Bedfordshire Police’s Crime Investigation Team, said: “This incident has left the victim extremely shaken and also left a ripple of other victims who have been affected by this.

The boat was stolen during an aggravated burglary

“The stolen boat is very distinctive and has the number 564 printed on both sides.

"It has a wakeboard tower with rear trim tabs and inside the boat was a wakeboard and kneeboard, which have both been autographed.

“I am very keen to hear from anyone who may have seen these men or was in the area at the time of the offence.

"I would also ask anyone who has seen this boat or has seen it being advertised for sale online to get in touch with me as it could be key in helping us find the criminals responsible for this.”

Anyone with any information is asked to report online at www.bedfordshire.police.uk/report or call DC Moore on 101, quoting reference number 40/44271/20. Alternatively, you can call independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.