£1000 reward offered for information on St Albans burglary spike

St Albans has seen a 24.35 per cent increase in burgalries, with the total rising to 113 this week

St Albans has seen a 24.35 per cent increase in burgalries, with the total rising to 113 this week - Credit: Archant

A hefty sum is to be awarded to anyone who can offer information about the spike in burglaries across the St Albans district.

Since the beginning of October 113 burglaries have been recorded, compared to 91 last year- a 25 per cent increase.

Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers has today (Tuesday) offered a reward of £1000 for information on those responsible for the rise.

Despite a number of significant arrests, an increased number of covert and overt patrols across the district, the crimes are still occurring.

Any information given that leads to the arrest and charge of any individuals will see the informant rewarded with a £1000 sum.

Antonia Litten, Eastern regional manager for Crimestoppers, said: “There are people out there who know who is responsible for these burglaries and I would urge you to contact Crimestoppers.

“We don’t take personal details and we can’t trace information given online or on the phone. We don’t want to know who you are, just what you know. You won’t even have to give up your identity to claim your reward.”

If you have any information contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online here.