Nine cars parked at football academy broken into and valuables stolen during 90-minute Stevenage crime spree
PUBLISHED: 08:51 28 March 2017 | UPDATED: 08:51 28 March 2017
Nine cars parked at a football academy were broken into with mobiles phones and wallets stolen during a 90-minute crime spree.
All nine cars had a window smashed while parked at Valley Sports Football Academy in Stevenage’s Broadhall Way between 8.45pm and 10.15pm on Thursday, before valuables were taken.
One victim, who did not want to be named, said: “Me and my friends were playing football and, when we had finished, we found out our cars had been broken into and phones and wallets stolen. There was glass everywhere.
“We were out having a good time. How would you feel if this happened to you?”
He added: “If you see someone trying to sell an iPhone, or any other phone, please get in touch with the police and let them know.
“Please keep your valuables out of the car. Phones in the glove compartment were still stolen.”
Police took details from all nine victims. Three mobile phones, a wallet and a quantity of cash were taken from a BMW 3 Series; an iPhone 7, a wallet and some cigarettes were taken from a Peugeot; and a Samsung S7 Edge, a leather wallet and some cash were taken from a Vauxhall Corsa.
A French Connection hoody and a Firetrap parka jacket were taken from a Fiat Punto; an iPhone 5 and cash were taken from a Volkswagen Golf, and an iPhone 6S and cash were taken from a Vauxhall Corsa.
A Renault Clio had its window smashed but nothing was taken; an iPhone 7 was taken from a Vauxhall Corsa, and cash was taken from another Renault.
A spokesman for Herts police said: “Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area between the times stated, or has any further information to assist the investigation, should please call Hertfordshire Constabulary’s non-emergency number 101.”