Residents on edge after Potters Bar burglary

PUBLISHED: 16:23 09 August 2018

Birch Grove. Picture: Google streetview

Birch Grove. Picture: Google streetview

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Potters Bar burglars smashed their way into a home, but didn’t take anything.

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At around 9pm on Tuesday, August 7 offenders entered the back garden of a property on Birch Grove, breaking a patio door to get in.

They searched inside but left without taking anything, and appear not to have damaged anything else.

Neighbour Pauline Williams said on social media: “They even took spray out of the kitchen to spray, so police could not get evidence or fingerprints.”

She told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “It’s all so scary.”

At around 9.45, another neighbour knocked on Pauline’s door to see if she was all right, after seeing two or three people in the garden.

Pauline, who was too scared to answer, called 999, but police were unable to attend.

She says the burglary was found the next morning.

A police spokesperson said: “A call was received from the same area, however at the time, more urgent incidents were taking precedence so no officers were able to attend immediately.”

Police came at 9.30am the next day to speak to residents and to look for forensic opportunities.

If you saw anything suspicious in the area around this time, or have any further information, police are asking people to call 101 quoting crime reference 41/25388/18.

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