Witness appeal after Letchworth Garden City burglaries
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Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a number of burglaries in Letchworth Garden City.
At around 5pm on Tuesday 2 January, a flat was broken into in Townley. A silver Sekonda watch was stolen from within a jewellery box. A suspect was seen riding away from the scene on a bicycle towards Radburn Way. He was described as a male, dressed in dark-coloured/black clothing and was wearing a black balaclava (crime reference 41/5455/2).
Between midday on Sunday 31 December and 6pm on Saturday 6 January, a house was broken into in Townley whilst the victim was away from their home. Jewellery was stolen. It is believed the suspect(s) entered the property through an open window (crime reference 41/4726/24).
A third burglary also took place in Blackmore at around 7pm on Tuesday 2 January. The suspect, a male, took multiple items of jewellery including a sentimental gold locket on a gold chain (crime reference 41/510/24).
Enquiries are ongoing to determine whether the three burglaries are linked.
PC Nicole Goodyer, who is investigating, said: “Our enquiries are continuing, and I am appealing for anyone with information to please get in touch. I would also like to hear form anyone who thinks they may have seen the stolen items.
“If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around this time, please get in touch. Additionally, if you have a doorbell cam fitted, please check it as you may have recorded some crucial footage to assist our investigation. You can email me at [email protected] with any information, no matter how small or insignificant you think it may be.”
“This is also a timely reminder for residents to take a look at the crime prevention advice on our website at herts.police.uk/crimeprevention. There are lots of useful tips to help protect your home from burglars.”
You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting the relevant crime reference number.
Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.