Police hunt hungry burglar who targeted Hatfield home

PUBLISHED: 10:26 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:26 02 October 2018

Longmead in Hatfield. 
Picture: Google Street View

Longmead in Hatfield. Picture: Google Street View


Police are hunting for a burglar who stole from a home in Hatfield and used the bank card shortly after to treat themselves to a McDonald’s.

Between midnight and 4am, yesterday (Monday, October 1) one or more offenders broke into a house in Longmead by forcing the front door open.

An Adidas reversible jacket, paperwork and a Wiltshire Farm Food bag for life containing a red purse and keys, were taken.

A police spokeswoman said: “Some of the contents of the bag and the paperwork were later recovered in the street and it is believed that the offender(s) travelled both to and from the house in the direction of Hillfield.

“A bank card from the stolen purse was used shortly after 4am in McDonald’s at The Galleria.

“Anyone who saw suspicious activity, or has other information that could help officers, should contact Hertfordshire Constabulary on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/42071/18.”

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