Burglars have targeted two pubs and stolen a car from a driveway this week.

The Rose and Crown in Kings Langley High Street and the Red Lion pub in London Road, Nash Mills, were broken into in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

At 3am, laptop and spirits were taken from the Rose and Crown and The Red Lion pub was targeted just half-an-hour later.

The day earlier, a house in Kings Langley High Street was burgled and a BMW X5 was taken - although the car has since been found by officers.

Police say they received a report about three men acting suspiciously in Rucklers Lane, Kings Langley, in the early hours of Wednesday. Officers searched the area but did not find any suspects.

Hertfordshire Constabulary says it is increasing patrols in the area as a result of the burglaries and is urging people living in the Kings Langley area to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to police straight away. The force has also issued some crime prevention advice.

PC Karl Diggins said: “Enquiries into these incidents are on-going and proactive patrols are being carried out by officers.

“I’m urging residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to police straight away. If you believe a crime is in progress always dial 999 so that we can get officers to the area as soon as possible.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to remind residents and business owners to review their security. Please ensure, where possible, doors are double locked and windows are secure and locked. Keep valuables out of sight and vehicle keys away from doors and windows.

“If your vehicle has a keyless entry system please ensure you place the tablet key in your home address as far away from the vehicle as possible, ideally you should place the key in a metal box.

“If you have an alarm system please use it. You may also wish to consider a doorbell camera and lighting, which could help to deter thieves.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Diggins at karl.diggins@herts.pnn.police.uk