Police hunt serial Hatfield car crime culprit

PUBLISHED: 17:09 23 September 2014 | UPDATED: 17:09 23 September 2014

Paint stripper was poured over a car in Letchworth, causing £3,000 worth of damage.

Paint stripper was poured over a car in Letchworth, causing £3,000 worth of damage.


Police are linking a series of car crimes across Hatfield earlier this month.

On the night of September 14, a silver Nissan Primera was stolen from Hedges Close, and three other cars were broken into.

Police believe the crimes are linked to the theft of a black fabric holdall from the boot of a blue Hyundai i30 in Great North Road, near the train station, between 3.45pm on September 12 and 6.15pm on September 13.

The victim lost a pillow and a blue blanket with red piping and several Guides badges.

PC Paul Saunders said: “The stolen blanket is quite distinctive and has huge sentimental value to the victim. I would appeal for anyone who thinks they may have seen it to get in touch.

“I would also like to hear from people who saw anyone suspicious in the area prior to, and during, the times the vehicles were targeted.

“Residents should be assured that we are doing all we can to trace those responsible and patrols have been increased in the area.”

The other vehicles targeted were a black Ford Ka and a Renault Clio in Endymion Road, and a red Citroen Saxo in Glebeland. Anyone with information should contact PC Saunders via the Hertfordshire Constabulary non-emergency number 101, or call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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