Masked crowbar-wielding men steal car in Potters Bar

PUBLISHED: 12:55 20 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:55 20 February 2018

Sandringham Road, Potters Bar.
Picture: Google Street View

Sandringham Road, Potters Bar. Picture: Google Street View

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Potters Bar neighbours have been left shocked after seeing masked men in the street, armed with a crowbar, stealing a car.

The group of three, two of whom were seen wearing black masks, were disturbed by a resident who is understood to have opened a window when he heard a car alarm going off.

A police spokesman said: “A man witnessed the incident and shouted at the offenders while another person called police.

“They shouted abuse at a witness.”

Undeterred, the trio continued to steal the grey Ford Fiesta from Sandringham Road last night (Monday, February 19) at about 11.25pm.

The police spokesman added: “One offender is described as white and one is black.

“Two offenders got into the stolen car and drove off towards Church Road, while a third man got into a black vehicle and made off towards Church Road.

“Enquiries are on-going at this stage.”

It is the second time this month that thieves with crowbars and covered faces have struck in Potters Bar.

•MORE: Crowbar wielding burglars attack Potters Bar residents

A gang of burglars targeted homes in Chace Avenue and Park Avenue on the night of Friday, February 2.

In both cases they were disturbed by the residents.

•Anyone with information about the car theft is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via 101, quoting crime reference J3/18/260 or report information online at www.herts.police.uk/report.

Alternatively, provide information anonymously via the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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