Two arrested following aggravated burglary in St Albans
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Two men were arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary after a police officer on routine patrol heard a disturbance in Newsome Place, St Peter’s Road, St Albans on Saturday (19 August) morning.
“He quickly intervened after seeing someone shouting from a balcony at 11.50am and called for back-up after reports of a knife being seen. A bag and cigarettes were stolen. Two men were arrested at the scene on suspicion of aggravated burglary.
“A traffic officer was in the right place at the right time and fortunately the victim was not seriously hurt,” said Investigator Jacob Smith from the St Albans Local Crime Unit.
Sam Adams, aged 32, of no fixed abode has been charged with aggravated burglary, possession of an offensive weapon (a knife) and three counts of assaulting police (punching an officer and verbally abusing and spitting at officers). Nathan Longmore, aged 24, of Bricket Road in St Albans has been charged with aggravated burglary.
They appeared before Hatfield Remand Court today (Monday 21 August) and have been remanded. They are due at St Albans Crown Court on 19 September.