Thieves stole a £12,000 caravan from outside a house – while the occupant was at home.
The Bailey Ranger was taken from the driveway in Drove Road, Biggleswade some time between 10am and 11.50am on Wednesday (September 11),
The vehicle also contained £10,000 worth of radio-controlled model powerboats and equipment.
Owner Mark Wraight was at work at the time but his partner Debbie Goode was at home – though this did not put off the thieves.
Mark, 42, said: “Debbie was at home the whole time and we can’t believe what happened.
“The caravan was secured with a wheel clamp and a hitch lock but they didn’t seem to be any obstacle to whoever it was who took it.”
Mark, a chemicals delivery driver, is particularly upset as he spent years making the model powerboats that were inside the caravan.
He added: “I had only just got back from an event at the Billing Aquadrome in Northampton and I was preparing to take part in another one at the weekend.
“The boats are made from parts which I have bought from a lot of different places and they are irreplaceable.
“The caravan can be replaced but the boats cannot.”
Mark – who has been making and racing the boats for more than 20 years – was surprised that the thieves managed to avoid detection.
He said: “It’s quite a busy road and it was mid to late morning in broad daylight.
“Removing the locks and towing the caravan away would have been quite a process, especially when there would have been people driving past and it was being done in full view of the road.”
A cash reward is also available to anyone who can help Mark to locate the caravan and boats.
Anyone with any information can contact 101.