On Thursday night 20th September, two houses had items pinched from their cars, one of these actually had their Black VW Golf car stolen.
Sara Bedford, a councillor who admin's an Abbots Langley Facebook group, wrote : "I have requested that street lights be switched back on in several streets, but have had no support from the police. The county council will not switch back on without police instruction to do so."
This was after other residents where asking them to be put them back on, in light of recent burglaries going on in the area.
Graham posted "Every night something is going on in abbots. The street lights need to be left on and more of a police presence is required because there are no police after 6pm now".
Sean wrote "No police = no deterrent! Sarah Bedford, can you let David Lloyd know just how bad things are in Abbots at the moment, as I’d love to here his response."
They stole two sets of wedding and engagement rings, a kerb link heavy gold necklace, square gold pendant earrings, a Chanel large gate bracelet, a signet ring, a Tag watch, gold memorial coins, two iPads, four iPad Minis and Euros. (crime reference C2/17/2440)
July 27 - Four vehicles were broken into at Parmiters School in High Elms Lane. Mobile phones, wallets, cash, Ray-Ban sunglasses, sports jackets and a handbag were among the items stolen. (crime reference C2/17/2334)
On Thursday 21st September, Police attempted to stop the stolen VW Golf car in Hempstead Road, Watford, but the the thief did not want to stop and police gave chase.
A few minutes later the thief collided with another car in St Albans road, and police nabbed the criminal.
Video of damaged sustained by all Cars.
The stolen VW Golf , driven without insurance by the thief, collided with other cars whilst being chased by Police.
A man was arrested and put in custody.
We have not received any updates from the police, but expect something on monday.
Neighbourhood Sergeant Chris Simmons said: “We have increased resources in the area as a result of these incidents and are working to identify those responsible for the thefts.
“I would like to take this opportunity to remind drivers to remove all items from their vehicles when leaving them unattended, even from the glove box and boot. It takes just seconds for an opportunist thieve to break in and steal them. If you have no other option but to leave tools in your vehicle overnight, please consider installing a tool safe to keep them more secure.
“We also offer a free tool marking service. Security marking your tools makes them less attractive to thieves as they are harder to sell on. It is also easier to reunite them with their owners should they ever get lost or stolen and subsequently recovered. We hold regular tool marking events and I would encourage as many people as possible to come along. Details of the next event will be published in the coming weeks.”
Sgt Simmons continued: “If you witness any suspicious activity around vehicles please contact police straight away, making a note of any descriptions of people involved. If you witness a crime in progress, always dial 999.”