Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following a theft of Koi carp in Hemel Hempstead.
The incident occurred sometime overnight between Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22 in the Chaulden area of the town.
Entry was gained to the rear garden of a property in Honeycross Road and 37 fish, worth around £8,000, were stolen from a pond.
A socket set was also taken from a shed.
Detective Constable Nia Hadly, from the Dacorum Local Crime Unit, said: “Understandably, the victim is very upset and we’re keen to trace those responsible for the theft as soon as possible.
“We’re appealing for anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area, or who may have captured any CCTV of note, to please come forward.
“We’re also keen to hear from anyone who may have come across Koi carp being advertised for sale in suspicious circumstances.”
Anyone with information is asked to please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/31570/22.
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.