Officers have released a photo of ornaments stolen in a burglary in Bovingdon in a bid to trace them.
Between around 6.30pm and 10.40pm on Sunday, February 13, offender(s) broke into a property in the village after smashing a rear patio door.
A messy search was carried out and twenty Lorna Bailey ornaments were stolen, along with a quantity of cash.
Detective Constable Maisie Ashwood, who is investigating, said: “Do you recognise these ornaments? Perhaps you have been offered them for sale? If you think you’ve seen them, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling the non-emergency number 101 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting crime reference 41/12293/22.
“I would like to take this opportunity to remind residents of the steps they can take to help protect themselves from burglary. You may like to consider a timer lamp if you are out for long periods as these give the impression that the home is occupied, putting off burglars. Gravel pathways outside your home can also be useful as it’s noisy to walk on and will attract attention. Finally, CCTV cameras can be a valuable tool however please remember this is no substitute for good quality physical security such as secure doors and windows. For more advice, visit our website at herts.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention.”
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.