CAUTION: Police issue warning to rural community after attempted theft in Maple Cross

The Three Rivers Safe Neighborhood team is urging the rural community to be vigilant following the attempted theft of farm equipment in Maple Cross.

On the night of Wednesday 29 December to Thursday 30 December around £ 1,000 of damage was caused to a tractor.

It is believed that the violators were attempting to remove the satellite receiver from the vehicle. Although they failed, the tractor body suffered dents and scratches.

On the night of Thursday, December 30 to Friday, December 31, four more incidents were reported in Sarratt where a trailer, mini excavator and power tools were stolen.

PC Christian Gottmann, a rural and wildlife crime officer, said: “The equipment has since been removed from the tractor as a crime prevention measure, but we would like to alert the rural community of these incidents so that they can take extra precautions to protect their property by locking items securely.

“We are investigating these incidents and calling on anyone who has witnessed suspicious activity in the Denham Way area of ​​Maple Cross or in the village of Sarratt, during the night between the dates indicated, to come forward and speak to us. In the meantime, we will increase our patrols in these areas as a reassurance measure. “

If you have any information, you can email PC Gottmann at [email protected], use online chat at herts.police.uk/contact, report information to herts.police.uk / report or call the non-urgent service. number 101, citing reference 41/ 102 207/21.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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