Three arrests, four vehicles recovered and 100 push bikes seized in targeted operation
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We have arrested three people suspected of vehicle crime offences after a targeted operation took place in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday).
Officers took part in multiple warrants in Billington near Leighton Buzzard after hours of investigative work.
They recovered four stolen vehicles, 100 push bikes were seized and three puppies were rehomed due to welfare concerns.
A vehicle filled with suspected stolen power tools, various generators and other power tools were also recovered from the site.
The three men - one in his 70s and two in their 40s - were arrested on suspicion of various theft of motor vehicle offences committed outside of Bedfordshire and remain in police custody.
Bedfordshire Police Chief Inspector Mark Farrant, who led the operation, said: “Crimes like burglary, theft and vehicle crime have a serious impact on our community and we will not stand for it.
“My team have worked incredibly hard on this operation and we will continue our efforts to find those responsible for committing crime across our county.
“We understand that there will be a lot of victims of crime who will understandably be eager to have their property returned. At this moment in time, please refrain from calling 101 so we can keep our lines open for those who need us.
"As soon as we are able to, we will be sharing details of how you can contact us.”