Residents of Bendysh Road, Bushey have reported that their doorbells were pulled apart on Thursday night.

The police, who have received eight reports, are investigating the thefts and are appealing for witnesses.

They believe the incident happened between 7.30pm on Thursday and 10am on Friday.

The offenders are reported to have pulled off the bell-push part of the doorbell and taken it with them.

Nick Green, who lives on the street said: "Approximately 60 doorbells in the area have been stolen.

"This is really annoying and we now have to spend money on replacing the bells.

"Whoever did this has literally pulled the bell apart and the only thing left is the plastic back."

Bushey north councillor, Leslie Winters said: "I urge residents of Bendysh Road to go to the police if they have found their doorbell pulled apart.

"These people have done about a £1,000 worth of damage and need to be caught."

If anyone has any information, they should contact the police on 101 and quote the following crime reference number J2/14/1313.

Police are also urging residents in the area to double lock their doors and to keep valuables out of sight, and if anyone does see anything suspicious, they should contact the police immediately.