Burglars leave perfume trail in Potters Bar

CLUMSY burglars left a perfume trail for police after swiping fragrances worth hundreds of pounds in a smash and grab midnight raid at a chemist. The raiders forced open the back door of Boots in Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, before helping themselves to a

CLUMSY burglars left a perfume trail for police after swiping fragrances worth hundreds of pounds in a smash and grab midnight raid at a chemist.

The raiders forced open the back door of Boots in Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, before helping themselves to a number of bottles of cologne.

They then fled the store through the same door but dropped a couple of bottles during their escape.

This allowed officers to conclude the thieves scarpered in the direction of the public car park in Manor Road.


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As part of the investigation, CCTV stills have been released to the Potters Bar Edition.

Sgt Muhammed Islam said: "I would urge anyone who may have been in the area at the time and saw any suspicious behaviour - or if anyone recognises those pictured in the CCTV images - to get in contact.

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"We believe those pictured could help us with information that could prove crucial to our investigation."

He added: "I would also be interested to speak to anyone who has been offered perfume for sale."

A Boots spokeswoman said: "We can confirm an incident took place in the Boots store in Potters Bar in the early hours of October 12.

"This is a police matter and we are continuing to assist them with their enquiries."

Call police on 0845 33 00 222 if you have any information.

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