Sandy burglars threatens man with screwdriver before stealing car keys

Police are investigating a series of burglaries in villages around Hitchin.

Police are investigating a series of burglaries in villages around Hitchin. - Credit: Archant

A man was threatened with a screwdriver during a house burglary in Sandy on Tuesday – with police today launching an appeal for witnesses.

A man knocked at the door of a house in Dapifer Drive at around 8.35pm.

When the homeowner answered, three men threatened him with a screwdriver and stole a set of car keys before fleeing the scene.

Dt Con Julia Hinson said: “This was a nasty incident and I’m appealing for anyone who saw someone in the area acting suspiciously to get in touch.

“We take burglary very seriously here at Bedfordshire Police and are following a number of lines of enquiry to find the man responsible.”


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Investigation Officer Julia Hinson, investigating, said: “This was a nasty incident and I’m appealing for anyone who saw a group of men in the area acting suspiciously to get in touch. We take burglary very seriously here at Bedfordshire Police and are following a number of lines of enquiry to find the men responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference JD/3567/2018. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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