Police warning following spate of garage break-ins in Hitchin, Letchworth and Knebworth

A Hatfield man was cautioned after stealing alcohol from a WGC shop.

A Hatfield man was cautioned after stealing alcohol from a WGC shop. - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after 13 garages were broken into in Hitchin, Letchworth GC and Knebworth this week.

In Hitchin, between Tuesday and Wednesday, a total of four garages were broken into on Wilshere Crescent, Valley Road and St Katherine Close – where a television was stolen.

In Knebworth, on Wednesday, three garages were broken into in Cherry Close.

In Letchworth GC between yesterday (Thursday) and today (Friday), a total of six garages were broken into on Ivel Court, Fleetwood, Goldon and Swanstead.

Although not many items were stolen as a result of these break-ins, damage was caused to the garage doors.

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North Herts Neighbourhood Inspector Neil Morehen said: “We are doing everything we can to get the bottom of who is responsible for these recent garage break-ins.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in or around the locations of these incidents over the past couple of days and has seen anyone acting suspiciously around garages to get in contact as soon as possible.

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“I’d also be interested to hear from anyone who has any information about these crimes or who suspects someone is responsible.”

Inspector Norhen added: “Garages are often targeted by thieves as they tend to be less secure than homes and hold expensive gardening and power tools or bikes and exercise equipment.

“I would recommend that members of the public to make regular visits to their garages and consider the following crime prevention advice to keep them secure.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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