Two large bags of dog food were stolen from an Abbots Langley property in Langley Road on Tuesday, March 7.
It was reported that a man knocked on the door at the address handing out leaflets at around 12.15pm, but when the resident went to answer the door they found it already open, the items had been stolen, and the man gone.
Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident, with investigating officer PC Jamie Tearle saying Hertfordshire Police are still in the process of establishing what happened.
PC Tearle said: “This was a strange incident and we’re conducting enquiries in order to establish exactly what happened.
“Whilst the value of the items stolen is not huge, we understand the devastating impact that a burglary of any kind can have on victims. The circumstances regarding the theft are concerning and the victim has understandably been left extremely shaken by the fact that someone has entered her home.
“The suspect was described as being a white man in his 30s, with light coloured hair, and he was said to be wearing orange high-visibility clothing.
“I’d like to hear from anyone in the area who recalls seeing someone matching that description, or witnessed any suspicious activity or remembers someone knocking on their door between the hours of 12pm and 1pm on that Tuesday. If you have any CCTV, doorbell or dash cam footage that would also be really helpful.”
Anyone with information is asked to please email PC Tearle at email@example.com
You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, or call 101 quoting crime reference 41/19203/23.
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