A 31-year-old man from Finchley has been arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, in connection with the theft of a minibus from the High Street in Abbots Langley.
The minibus, which was used by a charity to be rented out for local groups in need, was stolen between the evening of Tuesday, January 31 and the morning of Wednesday, February 1 by means unknown.
The Abbots Langley Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) were alerted to the theft when it was reported and completed initial inquiries as part of the investigation.
The SNT were delighted to hear that colleagues in Essex Police successfully located the vehicle in Rayleigh, Essex.
The vehicle was stopped, and the driver was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle. He remains in police custody at this time. The minibus was recovered at the scene and taken to a secure location for the owners to be contacted to arrange collection.
A spokesperson for Three Rivers Police said: “Great work by our colleagues in Essex! Thank you to all the local community who helped with sharing the information to alert people to keep an eye out.”