Officers are appealing for witnesses and information after four men were charged following the theft of a car in Abbots Langley.
At around 5.20pm on Monday (July 25), police were called to report that a black BMW 6 series had been stolen from outside a property in Abbots Road.
At around 7.40pm that evening, officers located the vehicle parked in Summerhouse Way. It was safely returned to the victim, and officers began conducting enquiries into how the vehicle had ended up there. A subsequent CCTV trawl led them to identify a vehicle of interest – a beige Jaguar X type estate car.
At 9.50pm, this vehicle was located on the M25, just prior to Junction 15. Officers from the Mobile Scorpion Team (MST) used specialist tactics to bring the vehicle to a safe and controlled stop.
Four occupants were arrested at the scene. They have since been charged with conspiring to steal a motor vehicle. Those charged are as follows:
- Paris Anghel, aged 25
- Teodore Sava, aged 41
- Roberto Anghel, aged 20
- Marco Anghel, aged 18
All of no fixed address.
All four men appeared at St Albans Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, July 27, and were remanded in custody. They are next due to appear at St Albans Crown Court on Tuesday, August 30.
PC Geoff Webb, who is investigating, said: “This was a great result, with the vehicle being returned to its rightful owner and a number of arrests being made, all within a few hours of police being called.
“Our investigation remains ongoing, and I’d like to appeal to anyone who has any information that could assist with our enquiries to please come forward. I’d especially like to appeal to anyone who was driving in the vicinity of either Abbots Road or Summerhouse Way around the times specified, to please review any footage if they have a dash cam in their vehicle. They may have captured vital evidence.
“Any information, even something that may seem relatively minor or insignificant, could be key to progressing our investigation.”
Anyone with information is asked to please email PC Webb at geoff.webb.@herts.police.uk