Hertfordshire Police congratulate pensioner who stopped break-in

PUBLISHED: 08:00 14 May 2009 | UPDATED: 22:02 26 October 2009

A BRAVE pensioner has been thanked by police for helping to stop a break-in at a neighbour s house. The man, who did not want to be named, spotted two young people attempting to break in to a neighbour s house in Tolmers Gardens, Cuffley. He called the p

A BRAVE pensioner has been thanked by police for helping to stop a break-in at a neighbour's house.

The man, who did not want to be named, spotted two young people attempting to break in to a neighbour's house in Tolmers Gardens, Cuffley.

He called the police, and managed to detain one of the youngsters until they arrived.

Sergeant Tony Smith praised the man's courage, but also warned residents to think twice before taking the law into their own hands.

"This man acted very much within the community spirit, which I'm sure is of great comfort to his neighbour," he said.

"Although his actions were safe, we would advise members of the public to consider their own safety before intervening in situations like this."

Two 12-year-old boys were later arrested and reprimanded for criminal damage.


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