Tools believed to have been stolen during van break-ins have been found by police.

The suspected stolen property, which includes drills, multi-meters and tool boxes, were discovered near the service entrance to St Mary's graveyard in Mutton Lane, Potters Bar.

A witness says they were dumped by two men travelling in a blue hatchback vehicle between 5am and 6am today.

They could have been stolen from anywhere.

PC Paul Francis, who is investigating, said: “The property includes numerous empty tool boxes, tool bags – some empty and some with mixed tools inside, pressure gauges and other items.

“We believe these may have been stolen during van break-ins so I’m appealing for anyone who has recently been a victim of this type of crime to take a look at the images and consider whether the items belong to you.

“I’d also like to appeal for anyone who believes they saw two men acting suspiciously in the Mutton Lane area early yesterday morning to get in touch. Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, may help us to piece together the puzzle and identify suspects while also reuniting these items with their owners.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Francis by emailing, calling the non-emergency number, quoting ISR 152 of August 1, or report information online at

Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.