Trio charged in connection with Potters Bar and Welham Green burglaries

PUBLISHED: 17:59 05 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:59 05 April 2018

Hatfield Police Station and magistrates' court.

Hatfield Police Station and magistrates' court.


Police have arrested and charged three people in connection with burglaries involving the theft of high value vehicles in Potters Bar, Welham Green, Barnet and Hoddesdon between February and April.

John Power of Trewint Street, London and James O’Brien from Dove House Mead, Barking, both 18, were arrested and charged with burglary yesterday, along with a seventeen-year-old from Harrow.

They were remanded in custody today at Hatfield Remand Court, and will appear at St Albans Crown Court on May 4.

They are charged in connection with the following:

• In the Potters Bar area during February, March and April, offender(s) broke into properties in Willow Way, Dove Lane, The Greenway and Arlingham Cottages in South Mimms. An attempted burglary also happened in Field View Road. During these burglaries an Audi S3 was stolen from Willow Way and a SEAT Leon TNU was stolen from Arlingham Cottages.

• In Hoddesdon in February, offender(s) broke into a property on Ellis Close and stole an Audi S Quattro from the driveway.

• In Welham Green at the beginning of April, offender(s) broke into a property on Holloways Lane and stole a Mercedes AMG.

• At the end of March a property in Creekmore Lane, Barnet was also broken into and is believed to be part of the same crime series. An Audi A1 was stolen from the driveway.

The charges follow investigations undertaken by Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Mobile Scorpion Team and the Specialist Investigation Team.

The Mobile Scorpion Team works alongside and supports local policing teams across Hertfordshire and patrols the county’s roads to target travelling criminals coming into the area to commit offences such as burglaries, motor vehicle crime and drugs related crime.

The Specialist Investigation Team deals with cross-border organised crime groups.

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