Officers have released CCTV images of people who might be able to help their enquiries following a theft in St Albans.
Between 11.50am and midday on Wednesday, March 16, money was stolen from a vulnerable man in his seventies. It was taken from his backpack whilst in St Peter’s Street.
Sergeant Mark Williams, from the St Albans Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We believe those pictured were in the area at the time of the incident and we are keen to speak to them because they could have important information. If you recognise them, or have information yourself, please get in touch.
“I would also like to urge residents to stay vigilant as there has been other similar reports in the area. Remember to keep purses and bags closed and secure at all times. It is also a good idea to carry bags in front of you or diagonally across your chest. Make sure to use a purse that’s difficult to open. One that zips or snaps shut is best, and keep it closed. If you suspect that pickpockets are in the area, report your concerns by calling 999.”
You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via the online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/21154/22.
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.