Tool thefts and attempted van break-in in Hitchin

PUBLISHED: 10:02 06 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:02 06 December 2017

There have been at least two tool thefts in Hitchin since Saturday evening, and police are investigating.

There have been at least two tool thefts in Hitchin since Saturday evening, and police are investigating.


There have been at least two tool thefts and an attempted van break-in in Hitchin since Saturday evening.

Police are investigating after the incidents, which have happened in the south-east of the town.

Between 8pm on Saturday and 12.30pm the next day, someone broke into a parked Ford Transit van in Oakfield Avenue and stole a haul of power tools.

At some point between 5pm on Saturday and 10am on Monday, there was an unsuccessful attempt to force open the rear doors of another van in Manor Crescent.

And between 4.30pm on Monday and 8am yesterday, someone broke into a builders’ portacabin in Wymondley Road and stole tools before making off.

A police spokeswoman said the incidents were not currently being linked, but that could change as enquiries moved forward.

Anyone with information about any of these crimes should call police on 101 and quote the relevant crime reference number:

• G1/17/3807 for the Oakfield Avenue theft

• G1/17/3823 for the Manor Crescent incident

• G1/17/3821 for the burglary in Wymondley Road.

Alternatively report to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or

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