A woman has been punched during a "traumatic" robbery, in which five men jumped a garden fence before stealing items from a house.

The incident took place at around 10.15pm last Monday (May 22) at a property in Hempstead Road, Kings Langley.

Both occupants were at home when the fence was jumped, and the house was enterred.


Rolex and Gucci watches were taken, along with a silver Swarovski bracelet and an amount of cash.

As the intruders left the building, the female victim grabbed one of the men by the arm.

Herts Advertiser: A silver bangle taken during the robbery.A silver bangle taken during the robbery. (Image: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

The man then punched her on the chin, before making his escape.

Investigator Deborah Newsham said: "This was a traumatic incident for both of the victims at the address, but thankfully they were not seriously hurt.

“We are doing all we can to trace the men involved.

"As part of our enquiries, I am appealing for any witnesses to please come forward, particularly if you may have seen any suspicious behaviour leading up to the incident.

“If your vehicle was in the area and you have a dash cam fitted, please check your footage as you may have captured something that could help us progress our investigation.

Herts Advertiser: Hertfordshire police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.Hertfordshire police have appealed for witnesses to come forward. (Image: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

“Anyone with information can contact me directly at Deborah.Newsham@herts.police.uk.”


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Information can also be reported online at herts.police.uk/report or by calling the police's non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/41243/23.

Anonymous information can be given by contacting Crimestopppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.