Potters Bar thieves strike four times in one day

Residents in Potters Bar were have been shocked to discover that thieves were able to break into four houses in one day in the town in Hertfordshire.Home CCTV from Henry Gates Security Services

Giving four families a disappointing start to the festive season, thieves were able to get a head start on their own Christmas ‘shopping’ when they ran off with items such as a gold Citizen Eco-Drive watch, a Michael Kors watch, jewellery and cash.

The break-ins took place between 8:30am and 6:10pm in four different streets on thursday 30th November in Potters Bar, and the group even attempted a fifth break in, but they were challenged and ran off.

A spokesman for the local police commented, “The number of burglaries often increase during the autumn and winter, because homes are left unlit when the afternoons grow darker. Burglars will always target empty homes so make sure your home has a lived in look. Hertfordshire Constabulary recommends using timer switches on a lamp, radio or TV set so that they turn on as it gets dark in the afternoons.”

Find out more about the burglaries.

Keep your home secure in Potters Bar

As well as ensuring your home looks occupied and that all your windows and doors are closed and locked, you can also protect your home and deter thieves in other ways, such as having a reliable home alarm system installed and fitting CCTV. There are a wide variety of choices available for both of these to suit all homes and budgets. Both CCTV and home alarm systems have been shown to deter burglars and make them try elsewhere rather than your home. Contact Henry Gates Security Services and see how we can help protect your home and help you feel safe in your home this Christmas, and all year round.

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