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Arrests as part of operation to target vehicle crime

10 Jun 2021
  • Arrests carried out as part of on-going operation to tackle criminals targeting vehicles

  • Proactive patrols and stop and searches taking place day and night

  • 'Do not come to Hertsmere to commit crime because you will be arrested'  

Officers have made arrests as part of an ongoing operation to tackle criminals who are travelling to Hertsmere to carry out vehicle crime.

Proactive patrols and stop and searches are being carried out across the borough to target thieves who are stealing vehicles, including carrying out home burglaries to get to car keys.

Hertsmere Detective Inspector Baz Kaila said: “So far 12 people have been arrested but the operation continues with officers working day and night to identify and arrest suspects.

“The message is clear, do not come to Hertsmere to carry out your crimes because we are working around the clock and you will be arrested.”

Acting on intelligence officers stopped a car at South Mimms Service Station on Thursday 27 May where they arrested a 38-year-old man from London on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, possession of a bladed article, theft of a motor vehicle, driving without a licence and without insurance. A 34-year-old woman from London was also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug. They have both been released on police bail while enquiries continue (41/39321/21).

On Tuesday 25 May, a member of the public reported seeing suspicious activity around parked cars at Bushey Golf Country Club. Officers attended and a 34-year-old man and a 48-year-old man, both from London, were arrested on suspicion of vehicle interference. They have been released on police bail while enquiries continue (41/38986/21).

DI Kaila added: “As part of this work we also depend on the public to report any suspicious behaviour they see so that we can take swift action. If you spot individuals acting strangely around parked vehicles please call us straight away. Your call could help remove a criminal from your neighbourhood.

“If you believe a crime is in progress, such as someone attempting to break into cars please call 999. Any other information an be reported via 101 or online at herts.police.uk/report.

“If you would prefer to remain anonymous please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

“Please also ensure you leave your vehicle secure at all times and do not leave valuables inside your vehicle. You can find further crime prevention advice on our website.”

 

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