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Two more arrested in connection with vehicle crime series in Harpenden and Wheathampstead

12 Oct 2021
  • Two more men have been arrested in connection to the recent vehicle crime series in Harpenden and Wheathampstead.

  • Please continue to make sure you remove all valuables and securely lock your vehicle.

  • Download the new OWL app to keep up to date with police news on the go. No registration is needed. To get the app, search the App Store or Google Play for ‘OWL crime alerts’

A 34-year-old man and a 35-year-old man, both from Luton, were arrested last night (Monday 11 October) on suspicion of 11 thefts from motor vehicles, a theft of motor vehicle and vehicle interference in Harpenden and Wheathampstead between 20 September and 30 September, 2021.

They are currently on conditional police bail pending further enquiries until 10 November.

Six men have been arrested in connection to the recent thefts from motor vehicles series in Harpenden and Wheathampstead following targeted proactive police patrols.

St Albans district Chief Inspector Mike Todd said: “In response to an increase in vehicle crime across Harpenden and Wheathampstead, a proactive intelligence led operation has been in place. This operation has involved overt policing patrols and coverts tactics which has led to numerous arrests. This operation continues and again I make it clear to those coming into the St Albans district to commit crime; I will continue to use every tactical option available to bring those responsible to justice.”

He added: “Please continue to make sure you remove all valuables and securely lock your vehicle.”

If you see any suspicion behaviour around your vehicle or suspect a crime is in progress, call 999.

You can follow the work of local officers on Facebook and Twitter @StAlbansPolice to see what action is being taken on a daily basis to help keep the district a safe place to live, work and visit.

Download the new OWL app to keep up to date with police news on the go. No registration is needed. To get the app, search the App Store or Google Play for ‘OWL crime alerts’ or use these links Google Play (opens in a new window) or App Store (opens in a new window) .

You can also report information online, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat or call the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report information online (opens in a new window).

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