Tuesday 25 July 2017

Uniforms stolen from fire station

Firefighters' uniforms were stolen from a retained fire station in Tring
Firefighters' uniforms were stolen from a retained fire station in Tring

Police are hunting for a group of suspected burglars who may not be hard to spot - they could be dressed as firefighters.

Hertfordshire Police have appealed for witnesses following a burglary at the retained fire station on Brook Street, Tring, in which a number of firefighter uniforms were stolen.

The force said the incident is believed to have taken place between 10.15pm on September 8 and 6.15pm on September 15 when offenders are thought to have forced their way inside the building before making off with the officers' clothing.

Investigating officer Pc Barry Eldridge appealed for anyone with any information to get in touch.

He said: "I would also like to urge local residents to exercise caution if anyone purporting to be a firefighter visits you unannounced at your home address.

"This could of course be a genuine house call from Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, but be sure to check their ID or call their local station for confirmation of their visit if you are unsure in any way.

"A genuine firefighter will understand your concern and will be happy for you to undertake these checks."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Eldridge on the non-emergency number 101 citing crime reference number D3/11/561, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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