Range Rover owners should stay alert as eight vehicles have been stolen.

With two Range Rovers stolen in Harpenden during the early hours of December 4, there has been eight Range Rovers reported as stolen from Harpenden since November 22.

One car was stolen from Townsend Drive at around 12.35am, with another being stolen at Dalkeith Road also in the early morning.

St Albans Detective Inspector, Alex Warwick, said: “We are now investigating a series of thefts of Range Rovers, which are being taken from addresses in Harpenden overnight.”

Alongside the eight stolen Range Rovers since November 22, a Range Rover was also stolen from Green Lane, St Albans, on November 25 but was later recovered in Hemel Hempstead.

The first theft happened on November 22 at The Deerings between 7pm and 10.30am on November 22.

Other thefts include:

• Southdown Road between 1.30am on November 23 and 9am on November 24.

• Aldwickbury Crescent at 11.35pm on November 28.

• Farm Avenue in Harpenden between midnight and 6am on November 29.

• Mount Park between 6.30pm on November 28 and 8.15am on November 29.

• Park Mount between 10pm on December 1 and 6.30am on December 2

DI Warwick also shared some tips to help prevent further thefts: “I encourage residents to think about extra security measure such as park a second car in front of their Range Rover, park it preferably close to movement activated lights and use a crook lock.

“The newer vehicles come with trackers but there may be options to either upgrade or install tracker systems. Ideally keep your keys in a faraday bag even when you are out of the house to avoid your key being cloned.

She added: “We would also like to hear from anyone who may have captured the offenders on their CCTV or video door cameras.

“I’d like to reiterate that we want to hear from anyone who sees people or vehicles acting suspiciously in their neighbourhood.

“Please provide descriptions of clothing and registration numbers of vehicles if you can. If you suspect a crime is about to take place, call 999. If you are reporting retrospectively, please call 101 or report online atherts.police.uk/report.”