Car smashed up while parked at Potters Bar Station

PUBLISHED: 09:54 04 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:54 04 October 2018

Reena Kanani's car was smashed up in Potters Bar Station's carpark. Picture: Supplied.

Reena Kanani's car was smashed up in Potters Bar Station's carpark. Picture: Supplied.


A woman whose brand new car was destroyed in Potters Bar train station car park is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Police have confirmed they are investigating an incident of criminal damage that happened on Tuesday, October 2.

Between 5.50pm and 11.10pm, a 2018 blue Vauxhall Astra parked in the station car park had its windscreen smashed.

The owner of the car, Reena Kanani, of Potters Bar, was coming back from London at just gone 11pm when she discovered the state of her car, which had only bought in June.

She told this newspaper: “I was so shocked.

“I called my husband and he told me to call the police immediately so I did.

“There was glass everywhere and all over the seats.

“It looks like something really heavy has fallen on it.”

Mrs Kanani said that as she started to walk towards the taxi rank she noticed three boys staring at her.

“They were staring at me for so long that it just felt weird.

“I thought they might have witnessed something so I went over to them to ask.” She said.

She asked three boys a number of questions but said their answers were “very strange”.

Mrs Kanani said: “They told me they saw it happen and then one of the guys blurted out this random story about some other guys doing it and then the police chasing them.

“His two friends were looking at him like they didn’t know what he was talking about and my gut was just telling me that he was lying.”

Mrs Kanani insists she knows the boy was lying now as she asked her taxi driver if there had been a police chase at the station and the driver informed her that it had been “an incredibly quiet night”.

She described two of the boys as tall and one as “dumpy” who was shorter with a “pot belly”.

They all had black bikes and were dressed in black.

“I don’t want to park in that car park anymore after this.

“It’s really concerning that this could happen in a well lit area that also has CCTV.” Mrs Kanani said.

A police spokeswoman said: “Anyone who saw what happened or has information about the incident, should contact Hertfordshire Constabulary on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/42425/18.

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