Officers made several arrests this week following three warrants as part of action to tackle violent crime in Borehamwood.
Warrants were executed at properties in Barnet and Edgware on Thursday, January 27, in connection with a knifepoint robbery that occurred in an underground car park in Station Road, Borehamwood, on Monday evening (January 24).
The victim was approached by two offenders who had their faces covered and threatened him with a large knife. They ordered him to hand over his car keys and made off in the victim’s Seat car. The vehicle was recovered in Edgware the following day.
A 14-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy, both from London, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery during the warrants, which were carried out by Hertsmere’s Operation Scorpion Team.
They have been bailed while the investigation continues and as part of their conditions are not allowed to enter Hertsmere.
PC Brad Glover, from the Operation Scorpion Team, which works to tackle serious acquisitive crime and drug related offences, said: “Thankfully the victim was not harmed during the robbery, but this would have been a frightening ordeal for him.
“Thanks to intelligence and information from the public we were able to quickly identify suspects and make arrests.”
Officers also carried out a warrant at a flat in Shenley Road, Borehamwood, yesterday where they arrested a man in connection with drug offences.
Ross Drummond, aged 31, of Shenley Road, Borehamwood, has been charged with possession of class A drugs, possession of class B drugs and possession of a Section 5 firearm (CS spray). He has been bailed to appear at St Albans Magistrates’ Court on March 1.
PC Glover said: “We work hard in Hertsmere to tackle illegal drug supply and take drugs off our streets. As part of this we rely on residents to report any suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods so that we can take the appropriate action. If you don’t feel comfortable speaking to us directly you can always share information via the independent charity Crimestoppers.”
You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, talk to one of the Force Communication Room operators via web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, or call our non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 648 of 22 June 2021.
Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.