Police are appealing for witnesses and information in connection with four incidents which occurred in Cuffley and Potters Bar. During one of the incidents a man was hit by a car.
Between 11.35am and 11.46am on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, offenders attempted to break into a van which was parked off Sopers Road, Cuffley. The owner and his friends tried to stop them and the car, a silver Citroen Picasso, sped off. It then sped back up the road and collided with the victim, a man in his 30s, throwing him into the air before he landed on the pavement. He suffered injuries which required hospital treatment.
Prior to the incident a man parked a white Peugeot Partner outside the recruitment centre in Sopers Road. He got out of the vehicle and crossed the road. He was on his phone for some time and went over and stood near the victim after he had been hit (Crime Reference number B2/16/4583). In the footage, he is wearing light blue jeans, an orange T shirt and a dark-coloured jacket.
Police would like to speak to both the driver of the Citroen Picasso and the man who parked the Peugeot Partner in connection with this incident.
On the same day just prior to this offence, offender(s) gained entry to a white Renault van in Hawkshead Road, Potters Bar, and stole power tools (crime reference number B2/16/4579).
On Thursday, February 16, 2017 between 11.30am and 12pm in Lambs Close, Cuffley, offender(s) forced open the front door of a red Citroen panel van and taken tools. On this occasion a grey Renault Laguna and a white Vauxhall Combo van were seen in the area (crime reference number B2/17/800).
The fourth incident occurred on the same day (February 16) in Sopers Road, Cuffley around the same time. Offender(s) forced entry to the driver door of a silver Peugeot van and stole tools (crime reference number B2/17/805).
CCTV of the original incident previously featured on Crimewatch. Further CCTV has now also been released, which can be viewed on our YouTube channel here:
PC Jodie Bolton from the Local Crime Unit said: “We had a small number of calls with information following the Crimewatch appeal which we are following up, however I am still appealing to anyone who may be able to assist the investigation into these incidents. We would like to speak with the people pictured in the footage as they may have information about all of these incidents, which we believe are linked.
“The victim who was hit by the car is lucky to be alive and the other victims have faced costs to replace the damage caused and items stolen. If you know anything about any of the incidents, please contact the non-emergency number 101 quoting one of the crime reference numbers.”
Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.
- In relation to the CCTV footage, the last moving CCTV clip shows the High Street in Cuffley. Police would like to speak to the man circled as part of their enquiries.