One getaway car in two shop raids
Posted on June 14, 2006
Two till thefts in as many days saw crooks using the same getaway car after snatching cash from shops in Houghton Regis and Eaton Bray.
One theft happened at Tithe Farm Stores in Tithe Farm Road, Houghton Regis, on Tuesday, June 6, at 7.40pm, when a man of black or Arian appearance grabbed money from the till.
He escaped in a maroon Cavalier with the registration number L956 NOO, heading towards Enfield Close.
The same vehicle was used on Monday June 5, at 6.10pm when a thief took money from Threshers in Wallace Drive, Eaton Bray.
The man, described as black and in his mid to late 20s, entered the store, picked up a soft drink and went to the counter to pay. When the assistant opened the till, the thief, who is of medium build and wore a baseball cap and heavy coat, grabbed some cash before running across High Street to the waiting Cavalier, which was driven by an accomplice.
The car drove off towards the Leighton Buzzard bypass and was later seen in the Dallow Road area of Luton.
Det Insp Mick Roach said: "Tithe Farm Road and the High Street in Eaton Bray are reasonably busy streets and it is possible passing motorists or residents saw something that may be of assistance.
"We would reassure traders we are doing everything possible to locate these offenders and they can help by ensuring CCTV and other security features are in place."
Anyone with information can contact Det Con Vicky Clarke in confidence on 01234 841212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Source: Dunstable Gazette, 14 June 2006
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