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SIX ARRESTED: Men charged for vehicle thefts in Harpenden and Wheathampstead following police patrols 

 Published on: 12th October 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A 34-year-old man and a 35-year-old man, both from Luton, were arrested last night (Monday, October 11) on suspicion of 11 thefts from motor vehicles, a theft of motor vehicle and vehicle interference in Harpenden and Wheathampstead between September 20 and September 30, 2021.

They are currently on conditional police bail pending further enquiries until November 10.

Six men have been arrested in connection to the recent thefts from motor vehicles series in Harpenden and Wheathampstead following targeted proactive police patrols.

St Albans district Chief Inspector Mike Todd, said: “In response to an increase in vehicle crime across Harpenden and Wheathampstead, a proactive intelligence led operation has been in place. This operation has involved overt policing patrols and coverts tactics which has led to numerous arrests. 

“This operation continues and again I make it clear to those coming into the St Albans district to commit crime; I will continue to use every tactical option available to bring those responsible to justice.”

He added: “Please continue to make sure you remove all valuables and securely lock your vehicle.”

If you see any suspicion behaviour around your vehicle or suspect a crime is in progress, call 999.

You can follow the work of local officers on Facebook and Twitter @StAlbansPolice to see what action is being taken on a daily basis to help keep the district a safe place to live, work and visit.

You can also report information online, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat or call the non-emergency number 101.

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