Two men have been arrested in connection with a series of thefts from vehicles in St Albans in recent months.

The arrests were made on Thursday, April 14 and Sunday, April 17 as part of on-going proactive patrols taking place across the district.

Detective Inspector Pete Frost said: “Since the beginning of April there have been 61 offences of thefts from vehicles.

“We fully appreciate how these crimes can affect victims, not only for the inconvenience but for the cost of repairing any damage and replacing stolen items and we will continue to proactively target offenders.

“I would ask for the help of our communities though please, to ensure they follow some simple crime prevention advice and report any suspicious activity to police.”

If anyone sees anything suspicious call 101. If you believe a crime is in progress please call 999.

  • Murray Bierman, 37, and of no fixed address, was arrested on April 17 in Sun Lane Harpenden. He has been charged with theft from a motor vehicle and appeared before Hatfield Remand Court today (April 19) where he pleaded guilty to theft from motor vehicle between March 21 and 22, 2016 in Harpenden and has been granted conditional court bail for sentencing until May 13, at Luton Magistrates Court.
  • A 41-year-old man from Luton was arrested on April 14, near to the train station in Harpenden, on suspicion of theft from motor vehicle and possession of criminal property. He has been released on conditional police bail pending further inquiries, to return on June 6.