Police Seize Suspected Stolen Goods In Hatfield

18 November 2014, 06:03 | Updated: 18 November 2014, 06:13

Hertfordshire Police are trying to find the owners of a large amount of property seized from a house in Hatfield.

Officers arrested a 17 year old boy on Saturday evening (November 15) in Hatfield, and following a search of a house a large amount of property, which is believed to be stolen, was taken away.

The boy has been charged with two burglaries.

Officers want to identify the owners of the following items:

  • Gold 'Rolex' watch

  • Two jewellery boxes 

  • Blue' Brookhaven' Jacket

  • 'Nike' size 4 trainers in an Adidas Box

  • Size 4 'Jordan' black and purple trainers in H&M bag

  • Mixture of eight games and DVDs

  • LEGO Star Wars 2 - The Original Trilogy - Nintendo DS

  • Star Wars, A New Hope Bonus Disc - DVD

  • Tenchu 2 - XBox 360

  • Star Wars, Revenge of the Sith - DVD

  • Star Wars, Attack of the Clones - DVD

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2 - Playstation 2

  • Need for Speed Carbon - Playstation 2

  • Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup - Playstation 2

  • Small silver case

  • Blue cathedral money box

  • Pair of blue 'Nike' gloves

  • White 'No Fear' ski goggles

  • Black 'River Island' jacket size XXS 

  • A 'SAP X-Line' fighting glove

  • Paperwork relating to a doctor 

  • Three mobile phones (Blackberry, Nokia, Virgin)

  • Sky HD Box

Detective Sergeant Mark Corkin from the Local Crime Unit at Hatfield Police Station said: "We are carrying out enquiries into recent crimes which have occurred in Hatfield to identify the owners of these items and have already been able to reunite a number of people with their property. However we've been able to identify the owners of these items listed so I would ask anyone who believes this property is theirs to make contact as soon as possible. They may have been taken during a burglary or from vehicles within the past month."

Police are asking residents to take note of the following security advice:

  • Make sure you double-lock any UPVC doors by lifting the handle and locking it (to engage the security features) before you go to bed or leave your home (if you remove the key make sure you have a fire escape plan).

  • Check all doors are locked and all windows, including those upstairs, are secure before you go out  

  • Consider installing alarms and 'dusk to dawn' security lighting

  • Secure your rear garden - lock your shed, shut and lock any gates and keep fences maintained. Don't leave ladders and tools outside - they could be used by a burglar 

  • Use timer switches on lamps to give the impression somebody is at home

  • At home, keep all loose valuables out of sight of any would-be thieves.

  • Don't leave any boxes which advertise to thieves what's available in your home outside by the dustbin. Where possible, keep your wheelie bin a good distance behind the gate or fence to prevent them being used to get into the garden.  

  • Post code marking your valuables with a UV pen and registering them on a free property database like www.immobilise.com can work as a deterrent to thieves and can increase the chances of your property being recovered if it is stolen.