The theft of two huge dumper trucks from separate locations has been reported to police.
First, thieves struck in the area of Potten End School, making off with a Thwaites vehicle – shown to the left above.
They are understood to have stolen the truck between Wednesday and Thursday.
Then, police have reported, a Terex dumper truck was stolen from a garden centre along the nearby Leighton Buzzard Road between 5.30am and 6.30am today.
PCSO Mark Green said: “If you are the owner or know someone who owns plant machinery please advise them to take extra precautions where possible when securing them.
“Where possible, place them under CCTV and alarm them accordingly.
“Make sure that where possible any vehicles are interlinked, alarmed and keep any keys in a safe place away from the machinery.”