Burglary gang hit Walkern

A gang is being hunted after stealing hundreds of pounds worth of equipment from a village barn.

The burglars struck overnight sometime between 6pm on Saturday and 9am on Sunday at a property in Benington Road, Walkern.

The offenders forced open a security shutter on a large converted barn and used a wheelbarrow to transport power tools and a red mini motorbike from the unit to a vehicle before making off in an unknown direction.

Investigating officer Pc Charlie Phipp said: “Due to the bulky items stolen it is more than likely there were numerous people involved and they must have had a vehicle nearby.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area overnight. Walkern is a quiet village so I would be interested in hearing from anyone who heard any loud noises from nearby the unit.”

He urged farmers and other rural business owners to keep property secured in a safe location overnight.

If you can help the police investigation, call Pc Phipps on 01992 533618 or via the Herts Police non-emergency number, 101.