The following article was forwarded by a Biddenham resident:-

On Monday, 29th October 2018 a number of motor vehicles were broken into. My neighbour was one of those affected. It sounds like he simply left the car unlocked and the thief took advantage of it. From speaking to the Police, I know the problem is rife across Bedford at the moment so I had a look at my CCTV footage for that day and caught the individual in the act of trying our car doors. Luckily, they were locked. Sadly the floodlights that came on scared him off before he got really close so the images aren’t as detailed as one would have liked.

I have passed the video to the Police. Maybe you could mention something on the website and spur others into providing further images to the police to help them in their investigations. If not, well, he is prolific so he will be back – or maybe he is part of a gang operating in the area.

The individual broke into a car in Gower Drive at 5am, he then proceeded back down the road and turned right into Deep Spinney at 5:07am. If people were to check their recordings in the early hours of that day, the chances are, further footage would avail itself – I am aware of several with CCTV cameras along Deep Spinney.

The individual was about 20 years old, white, slim build, wearing a black duffle coat, possibly a black scarf and denim jeans. Short brown hair and about 5’10” tall.

If you have footage, maybe you could complete a Report on a Crime Form at https://www.bedfordshire.police.uk/report/Report-Shared/Report-a-crime who knows, we may even solve this as a community working together.

Comments (2)

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for posting. I have checked my CCTV and confirm that an individual attempted to gain access to my vehicle in Johnson Close at 04:50 on Monday 29th October 2018. He matches the description in this article. From the footage he can be seen using a push bike, which has a large plastic bag hanging from the handles.

  • Anon

    Thanks for posting. I have checked my CCTV and can see this individual attempting to open my car door at 04:50 on Monday 29th October 2018. I live in Johnson Close. He is using a push bike, which appears to have a large bag hanging on the handle bars. He departs Johnson Close at 04:53.

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