Seven men armed with a crowbar rob Hatfield house
PUBLISHED: 13:45 03 March 2016 | UPDATED: 13:45 03 March 2016
Officers are appealing for information and witnesses after a robbery at a house in Hatfield.
At 7.30pm on Saturday, February 27, seven men armed with a crowbar and screwdriver, forced their way into a house in Foxhollows where they stole jewellery.
One person, who was at home during the break-in, was threatened by the offenders and punched twice. Gold necklaces, earrings, bangles and a gold ring were taken.
Property including a wallet, paperwork and jewellery boxes were subsequently recovered by officers in Great North Road and Longmead in Hatfield on the evening of February 27, and St Albans Road in Potters Bar on the afternoon of February 28.
Police have descriptions for four of the seven offenders. The first is described as a white man, of medium build, around 5ft 5in to 5ft 7in tall, aged 17 to 25 and wearing a black hoody with designer writing on it and a black baseball cap.
The second is described as a white man, of slim build, around 5ft 9in tall, aged 17 to 25 and wearing a black hoody with something black covering his face.
The third is described as a white man, around 6ft tall, with brown spikey hair, aged 25 to 30 and wearing a dark coloured hoody. The fourth offender is described as a man, of heavy build who was wearing dark clothing.
PC Nick Jenkins, who is investigating, said: “We believe this was a targeted attack and I would like to reassure the public that we are working hard to track down the offenders responsible.
“I am appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time of the robbery to get in touch as a matter of urgency.
“I am also keen to speak to anyone who may have seen items being dumped after the robbery in the three locations mentioned along with anyone who may have been offered jewellery for sale.”
Anyone who has any information in relation to the incident, is asked to contact PC Jenkins via Hertfordshire Constabulary’s non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference B2/16/838.