Seven men arrested on suspicion of St Albans burglary

Seven men have been arrested in connection with a burglary in Beechwood Avenue, St Albans.

Seven men have been arrested in connection with a burglary in Beechwood Avenue, St Albans. - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A gang of suspected burglars were arrested after one of the men was spotted acting suspiciously.

An astute police intervention officer questioned a man in Gurney Court Road at just before 7pm yesterday after his instincts suggested there was something off about him.

The man was subsequently picked up in a van which was followed by the officer, and the vehicle - which contained five people - was subsequently searched and a large quantity of cash  recovered.

Two other men were found nearby and also arrested. They are currently in police custody.

Police had been alerted to a burglary in Beechwood Avenue between 6am and 6pm, and the seven men are suspected of being involved in the crime.

They were two 49-year-old men from Nottingham, a 20-year-old man and a 22-year-old man from Middlesborough, and a 20-year-old man, a 22-year-old man and a 29-year-old man, all from North Yorkshire.

Det Insp Ady Lysak said: “We are appealing for any information about the burglary that happened in Beechwood Avenue between 6am and 6pm on Wednesday – did you see anyone acting suspiciously in the area around this time?

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"Please contact us with any information. We are aware there have been a number of cold callers in the area. If you are approached by a cold caller, be firm and polite and close your front door. If you are suspicious, please contact us.”

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