A recent attempted burglary in Croxley Green has prompted police to warn villagers to be extra vigilant when it comes to home security.
The incident was reported to have taken place between 5:30pm and 8pm on Thursday, August 18.
Burglars allegedly tried to gain access to a house on Barton Way, with an attempt made to enter by smashing a glass panel and jamming the door open.
However, the would-be thieves failed in their attempt, with police stating that seemingly access was not made, and no items were taken.
Enquiries are ongoing into the incident, with anyone with information asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary by calling the non-emergency number 101 and citing crime reference number 41/66662/22.
In the wake of the incident, police have offered advice to residents on how to prevent crime from occurring in the home.
This includes locking all windows and doors at night, keeping keys and valuables out of sight, ensuring side gates are locked and fencing is secure and keeping tools and ladders in a locked shed.
They also advise several security products that help make homes more secure, including doorbell cameras, internal cameras, a monitored burglar alarm and ‘dusk to dawn’ external lightning.