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APPEAL AFTER CAR WINDOWS ARE SMASHED IN WATFORD

APPEAL AFTER CAR WINDOWS ARE SMASHED IN WATFORD
Four further people have been arrested in connection with Operation Hade

Officers investigating a series of thefts from motor vehicles in Watford are appealing for information and witnesses. 

There have been 13 incidents, which occurred between 10pm on Tuesday, October 4 and 6am on Thursday, October 6. 

The following offences have occurred: 

• Crime number C1/16/4577: Between 7.30pm on Wednesday, October 5 and 6.30am the following day in Grosvenor Road, offender(s) smashed the window of a black Mitsubishi Colt and stole an Adidas jacket.

• C1/16/4604: Between 10.30pm on Sunday, October 2 and 11am on Thursday, October 6, in Grosvenor Road, offender(s) smashed the window of a black BMW coupe.

• C1/16/4591: Between 3am and 5am on Thursday, October 6 in Stanley Road, offender(s) smashed the window of a black Honda Jeep and stole a sat nav.

• C1/16/4590: Between 5.20am and 5.35am on Thursday, October 6 in Stanley Road, an offender smashed the window of a white Toyota Prius before being disturbed and making off.

• C1/16/4587: At 5am on Thursday, October 6 in Earl Street, offender(s) smashed the window of a silver Lexus.

• C1/16/4584: Between 5.45pm on Wednesday, October 5 and 8.06am the following day in Clifton Road, offender(s) smashed the window of a green Ford Focus and took a kindling kit.

• C1/16/4583: Between 6pm on Wednesday, October 5 and 8am the following day in Occupation Road, offender(s) smashed the window of a silver Ford Fiesta and took CDs.

• C1/16/4582: Between 7.30pm on Wednesday, October 5 and 8am the following day in Stanley Road, offender(s) smashed the window of a silver Vauxhall Zafira and stole a sat nav.

• C1/16/4581: Between 6pm on Wednesday, October 5 and 7am the following day in Prince Street, offender(s) smashed the window of a silver Vauxhall Astra.


• C1/16/4580: Between 6pm on Wednesday, October 5 and 6am the following day in Prince Street, offender(s) smashed the window of a grey Volkswagen Passat and stole some perfume.

• C1/16/4579: Between 9pm on Wednesday, October 5 and just after 7am the following day in Farthing Close, offender(s) smashed the window of blue Toyota Corolla and took food from inside.

• C1/16/4763: Between 8pm on Wednesday, October 5 and 7.30am on Thursday, October 6, offender(s) smashed the window of a white Mercedes SLK 250.

• C1/16/4578: Between 4.50am and 5am on Thursday, October 6 in Earl Street, offender(s) smashed the window of a BMW before making off.

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• A 31-year-old man from Watford has been arrested in connection with these offences and is currently in police custody. 

 

Hertfordshire Constabulary offers the following crime prevention advice:

• Never leave any valuables in your vehicle - not even in the glove-box or boot - and keep ALL other possessions out of sight. Even if you know that there is nothing valuable in your coat pocket or bag left on the back seat, a thief may try their luck.


• Remove your sat nav and its holder, and wipe away any suction marks as these could suggest to a potential thief that a sat nav is stored in your vehicle.


• Register your stereo, laptop, sat nav and any other property on the free online property database www.immobilise.com. It only takes a few minutes and could help police trace your property if it’s lost or stolen.

 


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