Detectives have launched an investigation following an aggravated burglary in Abbots Langley.
Just before 2.45pm yesterday (Thursday, March 21), two male offenders gained entry to a property in Hazelwood Lane.
The victim, a woman, was the only occupant inside the house. The offenders verbally threatened her before taking a safe from inside the property.
They are described as two white men who had their faces covered. They got into a black van and drove off in the direction of Hunton Bridge.
Detective Sergeant Steve Boddy, from the Three Rivers Local Crime Unit, said: “This has left the victim understandably shaken but thankfully she is not physically injured. We have reason to believe that this was a targeted incident and are confident that there is no threat to the wider public.”
“The Safer Neighbourhood Team will also be conducting increased patrols in the area in order to offer reassurance to the local community”.
“We are now conducting extensive enquiries into this incident and would ask anyone who saw any suspicious activity – in particular a black van leaving the area at speed – to please contact us as soon as possible.”
Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact Detective Constable Rob King on firstname.lastname@example.org, report information online at herts.police.uk/report or speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via online web chat, quoting reference 41/26377/19.
Online web chat can be launched here herts.police.uk/Information-and-services/About-us/Contact
You can also call the non-emergency number 101, and ask for Herts Police.
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.