Car stolen after burglary

PUBLISHED: 15:20 21 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:20 21 March 2018

Woodland Drive, St Albans. Picture: Google.

Woodland Drive, St Albans. Picture: Google.

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A car has been stolen from outside a home in St Albans.

Between 1am and 7am on Tuesday, March 20, burglars forced open the door to a Woodland Drive house, then stole a maroon Skoda from the road outside.

Police have asked anyone who heard or saw anything, has CCTV or any information to contact them on 101 and give crime reference number F1/18/1277.

They have also advised people to leave lights on in the property and invest in timer switches, check windows and doors are secure and locked, install a ‘dusk to dawn’ exterior light and leave a radio on, be sure to lock UPVC doors by lifting the handle and turning the key,·keep car and house keys out of sight, do not keep large amounts of cash at home, keep photos of your valuable items for investigation and insurance purposes and secure mobile devices by downloading tracking software from your app store.

For more information visit www.herts.police.uk/protectyourhome

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