Police hunt sweet-toothed thieves after they steal Mars bar - as officers link series of Hitchin car break-ins

PUBLISHED: 17:14 23 November 2016 | UPDATED: 17:14 23 November 2016

A Mars bar was stolen from a car in Hitchin as police hunt sweet toothed thieves.

A Mars bar was stolen from a car in Hitchin as police hunt sweet toothed thieves.

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Police are hunting thieves with a sweet tooth after they stole a chocolate bar from a car - as police link a number of car break-ins in Hitchin.

Police are hunting thieves with a sweet tooth after they stole a chocolate bar from a car – as police link a number of car break-ins in Hitchin.

Officers are appealing for information following four cars being broken into including a Volkswagen Golf on Heathfield Road between 3.30pm on November 13 and 5.30am on November 14. An iPod, a small amount of cash and a Mars bar were stolen from the vehicle.

On Grove Road, another Volkswagen was broken into, between 8pm on November 13 and 7am on November 14, with a quantity of cash being taken, and the door left ajar.

A leather gear stick, an iPhone charger and a sunglasses case were stolen from a Mazda convertible on Ickleford Road between 4pm on November 13 and 8am on November 14.

A Volkswagen Passat, parked on Old Hale Way, was broken into between 11.30pm on November 13 and 6.25am on November 14. The boot was left open and a car jack and a small quantity of cash was taken.

PC Tony Fletcher, investigating, said: “These crimes have greatly inconvenienced the victims – I want to remind people to double check their cars are locked and secured before they leave them, with no valuables on show or in the glove box.”

Call Herts police on 101 if you have any information, quoting the relevant crime reference numbers G1/16/2877, G1/16/2878 and G1/16/2873.

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