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Dated: 12 February 2010

£100,000 worth of Tyres Stolen


At the end of January a warehouse in Dunstable was broken into. The thieves managed to steal a number of tyres which had a combined value of over £100,000.

It is believed by the police handling the case in Bedfordshire that the crime took place between 5pm on the 30th January and 7pm on January 31st. Universal Tyres own the warehouse, which is located on the Dukeminster Estate.

In order for the criminals to have pulled the theft off a lot of planning must have taken place. The culprits gained access to the building by forcing open a uPVC door before going on to disable the alarm system.

They then would have needed a large truck or van in order to move the tyres – which were mainly Avon, GoodyearMichelin and Pirelli. Several tools used in the mounting of tyres were also stolen during the raid.

Detective Sergeant Louisa Glynn – who is heading up the investigation – has appealed for witnesses that might have seen any suspicious behavior on the night in question to come forward. She was quoted as saying, “our appeal is not only directed at people in Bedfordshire and neighboring Hertfordshire, but nationwide”.

Anyone with information has been encouraged to call Detective Sergeant Glynn on 01582 473 235 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



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