Police make appeal after spate of Range Rover thefts across county - as one car is found in Hemel

Residents across Hertfordshire are being asked to check their CCTV and doorbell cameras after a spate of Range Rovers thefts - with one recovered in Hemel.

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 3:36 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 3:37 pm

Police are now investigating a series of thefts after the latest cars were taken from addresses in Harpenden overnight.

One was stolen from Townsend Drive, Harpenden at around 12.35am and a second one was stolen from an address in Dalkeith Road, also in the early hours of this morning (December 4).

Since November 22, there have been eight Range Rovers stolen from Harpenden, including the two last night. One was also stolen from Green Lane in St Albans on November 25 which was later recovered in Hemel Hempstead.

Range Rover

St Albans Detective Inspector Alex Warwick said: “I’d encourage residents to think about extra security measures such as: park a second car in front of their Range Rover, park it preferably close to movement activated lights and use a crook lock. The newer vehicles come with trackers but there may be options to either upgrade or install tracker systems. Ideally keep your keys in a faraday bag even when you are out of the house to avoid your key being cloned.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who may have captured the offenders on their CCTV or video door cameras.”

She added: “I’d like to reiterate that we want to hear from anyone who sees people or vehicles acting suspiciously in their neighbourhood. Please provide descriptions of clothing and registration numbers of vehicles if you can. If you suspect a crime is about to take place, call 999. If you are reporting retrospectively, please call 101 or report online.”