Teenager foils attempted Harpenden burglary

A WANNABE burglar tried to climb through an upstairs bedroom window of a Harpenden house before being sprung by a teenage occupant last week. Two men attempted to burgle the property in West Common Way at about 12.45pm on Tuesday afternoon (June 23). One

A WANNABE burglar tried to climb through an upstairs bedroom window of a Harpenden house before being sprung by a teenage occupant last week.

Two men attempted to burgle the property in West Common Way at about 12.45pm on Tuesday afternoon (June 23).

One man initially knocked on the door of the house, but the teenager inside saw him through the window and decided not to answer.

Shortly afterwards, the teenager heard a noise coming from one of the upstairs bedrooms and discovered another man trying to climb through the window.


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The culprit then jumped from the window onto the driveway below and made off in the direction of The Warren.

The first man was described as a white and in his 30s, with brown hair. He was reported to have been wearing beige shorts and white trainers.

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The second man was described as being in his early 20s, with brown hair and a Portuguese or Spanish accent. He is believed to have worn blue tracksuit bottoms.

DS Jason Finnegan, investigating, urged anyone with any information about the incident to call 0845 33 00 222 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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