Police appeal after 14 cars damaged in Potters Bar

PUBLISHED: 15:59 26 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:59 26 June 2018

Aberdale Gardens. Picture: Google Street View.

Aberdale Gardens. Picture: Google Street View.


Police are appealing for information and witnesses following a spate of criminal damage to parked vehicles in Potters Bar.

The offences happened between Monday, June 18 and Monday, June 25, though the majority happened over the weekend.

There were 14 incidents reported in total with eight cars damaged in Aberdale Gardens, three in Heather Way, one in The Drive, one in Sherwood Avenue and another in Baker Street.

Among the victims were three members of a Potters Bar family, who all had their cars scratched during the crime spree.

One of those, who wished to remain anonymous, branded it “completely senseless”.

She said: “My sister’s [car] was done on Monday night, mine Saturday, and my dad’s was done while my parents had mine and my sister’s down the drive trying to get the scratches out.”

Residents have been advised to check CCTV and dashcam footage in a bid to track down the vandals.

Sergeant Tom Prior said: “We have received 14 reports from residents whose vehicles have been scratched while parked in residential streets in the town.

“This is mindless vandalism that leaves motorists facing an unnecessary bill to have their vehicle’s paintwork repaired.

“Damage that takes just seconds to cause can leave someone having to shell out their hard earned money.

“I’m appealing for anyone who may have seen an individual or group of people acting suspiciously around parked vehicles between the times stated and particularly over the weekend to get in touch.

“If you believe that your vehicle has been damaged and you have not yet reported it to police, please do contact us.”

Anyone with information can contact the police via the non-emergency number 101, or report information online at https://www.herts.police.uk/Report.

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