Six men have been charged as part of an investigation into dozens of high-end vehicle thefts across Hertfordshire.

They were arrested after a warrant was executed in East Herts on Friday, May 7, following a long-running investigation by the constabulary’s Tactical Resources team and colleagues from the Serious and Organised Crime Command.

The men have all been charged with conspiracy to steal (between 6 November, 2020 and 7 May, 2021) and using apparatus for the purpose of interfering with wireless telegraphy (between 6 November, 2020 and 7 May, 2021).

Investigators have so far linked 44 offences to the series, committed across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, London and Surrey – 30 of which were in Herts.

Three ‘chop shops’ have also been identified, which is where stolen vehicles are dismantled so that the parts can be sold or used to repair other stolen vehicles.

The Herts offences occurred in Watford, Berkhamsted, Borehamwood, Croxley Green, Cuffley, Hatfield, Potters Bar, Sawbridgeworth, St Albans, and Welwyn Garden City.

The charged men are:

Marijus Mickeliunas, aged 25, of Barnmead Gardens, Dagenham
Davidos Astravas, aged 32, of Rosemary Gardens, Dagenham
Arturas Navikas, aged 37, of Lambourne Crescent, Chigwell
Martynas Kuzma, aged 19, of Welling road, Orsett
Andrius Semenkovas, aged 31, of Welling road, Orsett
Yuozas Velicka, aged 20, of Welling Road, Orsett

All six have been remanded into custody and are due to appear at St Albans Crown Court for a pre-trial preparation hearing on Monday June 7.