Two men have been charged with burglary after a car and other items were stolen from a property in Stevenage.

Micheal Byfield, 33, from Bath Street, London, was charged with burglary and taking a motor vehicle without consent. He has been remanded into custody.

Ben Williams, 32 from Letchmore Road, Stevenage, has been charged with burglary, attempted burglary and taking a motor vehicle without consent. He has been released on court bail.

Both are due to appear at St Albans Crown Court on May 21.

The first offence, an attempted burglary, occurred in Walkern Road at around 12.30am on Thursday, April 18.

The second burglary happened in Stanmore Road between 12.30am and 7am, with multiple items including car keys, a BMW car, laptops, AirPods and other personal items taken.

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The offenders were quickly traced to an address in Letchmore Road later that morning, with the BMW was also quickly found by officers, abandoned in Weston Road, Stevenage, later in the day.

All of the stolen property was also recovered from the Letchmore Road address.

"This was a fast time investigation involving local detectives, neighbourhood and response officers, the Operation Scorpion Team and the Operational Support Group," said Detective Sergeant Kate Raine.

"The suspects were quickly apprehended, and officers worked around the clock to get them charged and remanded to appear before the court.

"Whilst fortunately burglaries in Stevenage remain low, this is a great example of the quick and comprehensive investigation officers conduct to ensure that any offenders are caught and swiftly brought to justice. The added relief for the victims to get all their property and the vehicle returned was a great achievement for the officers."

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Chris Jones added: "As part of our ongoing enquiries we are keen to speak to anyone who saw a blue 64 plate BMW 2 series being driven in the Old Town area of Stevenage in the early hours of Thursday, April 18.

"We would also like to speak to anyone who witnessed two men behaving suspiciously in Stanmore Road, Letchmore Road or Walkern Road."

You can report information online at, via online web chat at, or by calling the non-emergency number 101. quoting crime reference 41/30663/24.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at