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Arrest made following bike thefts in St Albans

9 Nov 2021
  • A man has been arrested on suspicion of theft after a string of bike thefts in St Albans and Harpenden.

  • The thefts took place at Milliners Court and both St Albans and Harpenden Railway Stations. 

  • The 36 year old was also arrested on suspicion of being in possession of class A drugs.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of the theft of 14 push bikes which were stolen from across St Albans.

The thefts occurred in Milliners Court, St Albans and at St Albans and Harpenden Railway Stations.

PC Lee Hammond, of the St Albans Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Having seen an increase in bike theft in St Albans we hope news of this arrest will be of comfort to the community that we take all forms of crime seriously and will do all we can to eradicate it from our streets.”

The arrest came following a joint operation between the St Albans Safer Neighbourhood Team and the British Transport Police.

The 36 year old man from St Albans, who was also arrested on suspicion of being in possession of class A drugs, has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

  • Another man pleaded guilty at Hatfield Magistrates Court on Monday 1 November to the theft of two push bikes in St Albans.

Matthew Fell, aged 38, of Church Crescent, St Albans, was arrested on Saturday 30 October after the bikes were stolen in the city on Wednesday 6 October and Sunday 10 October.

He was fined £280, ordered to pay £900 compensation, a £34 victim surcharge and £40 in costs.

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