Police on the hunt for smashed car window crooks following criminal damage in Hemel Hempstead

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An attack which resulted in a string of cars on a garage forecourt in Hemel Hempstead having their windows smashed has prompted a police appeal.

The window wreckers struck between Monday, January 20 and Friday, January 24 while the cars were parked in front of JMS Autos in Maylands Avenue.

The windows of several cars for sale on the forecourt were broken and there was also damage caused to the windscreen of another vehicle at the location the previous week.

PC Michael Caird of the Hemel Hempstead intervention team said: ““I am appealing to anyone who may have seen a person or people acting suspiciously or causing damage to property at these premises to contact the police.

“From my initial investigation it would appear that this is nothing more than mindless vandalism.

“The total cost of the damage caused is substantial. It’s possible someone may have information that could assist the investigation and I would ask that if someone believes they know who is responsible, that they contact me immediately.”

Anyone with information that could aid the investigation should contact PC Caird using the non-emergency number 101, citing crime reference number D1/14/518.

They can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.