These seven crimes since the start of 2024 are currently unsolved, according to Hertfordshire Police.

No arrests have been made in connection with the following incidents in the Watford area, which range from burglaries to arson and vehicle break-ins.

Do you have information on them? Herts Police have asked anyone who could help to contact them via their website or non-emergency number 101.

Caravan arson in Bushey

A caravan was reportedly set on fire with a man inside during the early hours of Friday, December 29, sparking a Herts Police investigation.

The suspected arson happened in Meadow Road, Bushey, at around 2am and damaged the front windows and some wiring to the motorhome.

No injuries were reported and the occupant was able to extinguish the fire with a neighbour’s hose, according to police.

Crime reference: 41/103421/23. 

Thieves drill into car

Thieves attempted to drill their way into a van parked outside Watford General on Sunday, January 14.

The vehicle, belonging to a man in his 30s, was targeted at the Vicarage Road hospital between 5.50am and 10.10am. 

 A Herts Police spokesperson said that “a hole was drilled into the side of a white Ford Transit”, but no access was gained and nothing was reported stolen.

Crime reference: 41/3908/24

Two burglaries in two days

Burglars ransacked two homes in Carpenders Park in two days, prompting a police appeal for footage.

Police said thieves forced their way into a property in On the Hill sometime between 2.30pm on Sunday, January 21, and 1.30am the next day.

The burglars removed the Ring doorbell before forcing in the front door and doing “a messy search”. Police said it is still not known what was taken.

Another home was burgled in Foxleys between 6.15pm and 8.56pm on Monday, January 22.

Police believe the offenders gained entry via a side gate into the garden before entering through the kitchen window.

The thieves ransacked the house and stole a “large amount” of money and jewellery, before exiting in an unknown direction. 

Both victims were not home at the time of the incidents. 

Crime references: 41/6077/24 for On the Hill and 41/6075/24 for Foxleys.

Woman in her 80s burgled

A woman in her 80s also had her home burgled and ransacked in Carpenders Park on February 6 just weeks after the two break-ins nearby.

Herts Police launched an investigation after her house in Carpenders Avenue was targeted between 11.30am and 7.30pm.

The suspect(s) broke into the back of the property through a side door while the victim was out, the force said, though police said it is still not known what was taken.

Crime reference: 41/10603/24

Licence plate stolen

Thieves stole a number plate from a grey Mercedes CLA Coupe parked at the Morrisons in Ascot Road on February 7, between 4.30pm and 5.30pm.

The victim reported that the plate ending in “TWC” was taken but was unsure how it happened.

Crime reference: 41/10893/24

Everett Rovers FC car break-in

Everett Rovers FC said it may bolter security at the club's ground after a player's car was broken into while the team faced fellow Watford club Dunnings Bar on Sunday, February 18.

Police confirmed a blue Vauxhall's window was smashed at the site in Dodd Road, near the A41 North Western Avenue, between 9.45am to 3.30pm. Kick-off for the match was at 10.30am.

The victim, a man in his 20s, reported that his wallet and clothes were stolen. 

An Everett Rovers spokesperson said: “Our message to our members is to not leave valuables on display and to be vigilant when leaving their cars unattended.

“The club will be looking at measures to make the site more secure.”

Crime reference: 41/14446/24