Suspicious behaviour in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 16:17 02 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:17 02 January 2018

Hollybush Lane, Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Google Street View

Hollybush Lane, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Google Street View

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Police are investigating after two youths were seen acting suspiciously around people’s homes in Welwyn Garden City.

Officers received a call at 5.11pm on Saturday, December 30, to reports of two males entering the driveway of a property in Hollybush Lane before running off when the property’s security light came on.

The duo were described as wearing white hooded jumpers and tracksuit bottoms.

Police received another call at 5.33pm to reports that two youths had gone into the back garden of a property, also in Hollybush Lane.

Officers attended the scene and searched the area but no suspects were found.

Sgt David Stansbury, of the Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “It is not known what the intentions of the suspects were but I would like to remind residents to remain vigilant and always report suspicious behaviour to police.

“Hertfordshire Constabulary recommend a number of ways that you can secure your garden and property, such as by installing security alarms.

“Wooden side gates and driveway gates should be secured on the inside with two substantial hasp and staples with closed shackle padlocks, one towards the top and one towards the bottom, to reduce leverage.

“More information about crime advice can be found on our website at www.herts.police.uk.”

•Anyone with information about the incidents should contact Hertfordshire Constabulary on the non-emergency number 101.

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