Aggravated burglary in St Albans

POLICE are hunting four men who raided a St Albans flat in an aggravated burglary last week.

They forced entry to a flat near to a plumbing shop along Hatfield Road at around 10.30pm on Tuesday (June 8) before threatening the man and woman inside.

After carrying out a search of the property they then made off with cash, a television and a games console.

The occupants were unharmed in the incident and no weapon is thought to have been used.

The first culprit is described as white, around 5ft 11ins tall with a slim build and he was wearing a navy blue hooded top, a dark blue bandana, white ski goggles and black gloves.

The second burglar is thought to be black, around 5ft 7ins tall with a slim build and he was wearing dark clothing, a dark bandana and black gloves.

The third accomplice is described as black, about 24 years of age and around 5ft 11ins tall with a large build. He has short black hair and was wearing a black jumper with shiny bits in it.

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Detective Constable Neil Sutton from the Local Crime Unit in St Albans said: “I would reassure people that this appears to be an isolated incident and aggravated burglaries are very uncommon in the area.

“We are following a number of lines of enquiry, however I am appealing to anyone who believes they may have seen these men in the area around the time of the incident to contact police immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the non-emergency number on 0845 33 00 222 or, alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.