Items of great sentimental value were stolen in a burglary.

A burglary in Hempstead Road, Kings Langley, on August 31 between 10am and 3pm resulted in suspects stealing a metal box containing jewellery, watches and other sentimental items such as scouting medals and a war medal.

The suspects entered the property by forcing a downstairs window open before obtaining the stolen items.

PC Karl Diggins said: “Items of great sentimental value were stolen in this incident and we’d like to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area on Saturday 31 August to contact us.

“One of the unusual items stolen was a war medal dated 1914-1918 with a side inscription of a man’s name. If you have seen this then also please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is advised to contact PC Diggins via email at, report information online at, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat, which can be launched here: or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime references 41/ /19.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at