Man charged and remanded in connection with seven burglaries
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A man has been charged and remanded in connection with a series of burglaries across Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere.
Vasile Ganea, aged 31, of West Hendon Broadway, London, has been charged with seven counts of burglary, the first of which was reported in June this year.
Fern Way, Watford, where jewellery was stolen on Saturday 24 June.
Fern Way, Watford, where jewellery and foreign currency were stolen on Saturday 24 June.
Maple Close, Bushey, where jewellery and cash were stolen on Monday 26 June.
Old Common Road, Chorleywood, where jewellery was stolen on Saturday 26 August.
Station Approach, Chorleywood, where a property was broken into on Saturday 26 August.
Cassiobury Park Road, Watford, where jewellery and foreign currency were stolen on Sunday 29 October.
Watford Road, Croxley Green, where a property was broken into on Sunday 29 October.
Ganea is scheduled to appear at Hatfield Remand Court today (Tuesday 31 October).
Detective Inspector Dan Bhamra, who leads the Three Rivers Local Crime Unit, said: “This is the third charge result we have secured in connection with unrelated burglary offences in less than two weeks, which I hope demonstrates our commitment to investigating and achieving positive outcomes for this type of crime.
“We understand how much of a negative impact burglary can have on its victims; it’s not just a financial loss, but the effect it can have on their mental health and feelings of security. Everybody has a right to feel safe in their own home.
“Ganea was arrested after we received a call from a victim who had been notified by an app on their phone to movement inside their address in Croxley Green. Officers attended and detained Ganea less than 10 minutes after the call came into police. This shows just how important it is to dial 999 as soon as you witness suspicious activity or suspect a crime may be in progress, as it means we can prioritise our attendance.
“We now wait for this case to progress through the justice system.”
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