Spike in St Albans burglaries continues: three homes in same estate targeted in two days

Eight people, including a woman from Nordelph, were arrested on drugs charges following a number of

Eight people, including a woman from Nordelph, were arrested on drugs charges following a number of police warrants. - Credit: Archant

Three homes in the same estate were targeted in the space of two days last week.

The three incidents come as part of a spike in burglaries across the district, which have risen by 34 per cent in comparison to the same period last year (October-November).

Between midday on Wednesday (25) and 10am on Thursday (26) at a home in Lindum Place, located in the Verulam Estate, a window was forced open and items of jewellery were stolen.

Then between 11.45am and 11.30pm on Friday (27) the glass patio doors of a home, also in Lindum place, were smashed and two iPad minis, a Lenovo laptop, a Lenovo netbook, numerous items of jewellery, GHD hair straighteners and perfume, were taken.

Between 3pm and 6.50pm on the same day (27) a home in Antonine Gate, also in the Verulam Estate, was targeted and burglars gained entry after smashing a rear glass door.

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They stole a Macbook Air, Samsung Chrome Book, Hitech Laptop and a necklace.

Anyone with information in relation to these incidents should contact Herts Police via 101.

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Officers from St Albans Safer Neighbourhood Team are holding a crime prevention stand at St Albans market every Wednesday and Saturday up until Christmas.

The team, who first held the stand last Wednesday (25), are giving crime prevention advice to shoppers, signing them up to Neighbourhood Watch and are also offering people the chance to get their valuable property marked.

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