Robbers found hiding in attic

Police are appealing for information
Police are appealing for information

Police are trying to trace a stolen car which was taken during a robbery on Saturday, March 1.

The incident happened at a property in Wenlock Street between 8pm and 8.15pm when four menforced their way in to the home and took an iPhone and a set of car keys.

The offenders then used the keys to take the victim’s Vauxhall Astra, registration number SB07 AUL,

which has 19” black wheels, all black panelling with red and green stripes down the side and styled to look like a VXR.

Two men, aged 20 and 21 years, were arrested in connection with this incident on March 7 when they were spotted acting suspiciously by traffic officers. The men were followed and found hiding in the attic in a property in Sunningdale before being arrested for robbery, criminal damage and the theft of a motor vehicle. Both have been bailed pending further police investigations.

IO Gary Hales, investigating, is keen to trace the Astra which is still outstanding and anyone who may have information relating to this crime.

He said: “This car is very distinctive and must be parked somewhere. I would ask residents to keep an eye out for a vehicle matching this description and urge them to contact the police if it is parked in their road or if they have seen a car like this being driven in their area.”

Anyone with information relating to this crime or the whereabouts of the Astra can contact IO Hales, at Luton Police Station, in confidence, on 01582 394090, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.