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Seven arrested for St Albans burglary

14 Jan 2022
  • Seven men were arrested on suspicion of a St Albans burglary thanks to an astute intervention officer.

  • The officer questioned a man in Gurney Court Road just before 7pm acting suspiciously.

  • A large quantity of cash was recovered.

Seven men were arrested on suspicion of a St Albans burglary thanks to an astute intervention officer.

The officer questioned a man in Gurney Court Road just before 7pm acting suspiciously. He was picked up in a van which was followed by the officer.

The van, containing five people, was subsequently searched and a large quantity of cash was recovered. Two other men were found nearby.

A burglary happened in Beechwood Avenue between 6am and 6pm yesterday (Wednesday 12 January).

Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of burglary. They are:

  • Two 49-year-old men from Nottingham.
  • A 20-year-old man and a 22-year-old man, both from Middlesborough.
  • A 20-year-old man, a 22-year-old man and a 29-year-old man, all from North Yorkshire.

They are currently in police custody.

Detective Inspector Ady Lysak said: “We are appealing for any information about the burglary that happened in Beechwood Avenue between 6am and 6pm on Wednesday – did you see anyone acting suspiciously in the area around this time? Please contact us with any information. We are aware there have been a number of cold callers in the area. If you are approached by a cold caller, be firm and polite and close your front door. If you are suspicious, please contact us.”

For further advice, please see Cold callers.

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