Reports of suspicious behaviour around residents' cars led to a Watford man being charged.

Tunde Ajetunmob, of Courtlands Close, has been bailed ahead of an appearance in St Albans Magistrates’ Court on June 25.

The 66-year-old faces two counts of vehicle interference, one count of theft from a motor vehicle, and one count of theft of a pedal cycle.

Herts Police arrested a man in his 60s last week after West Watford residents reported that someone had been trying car doors.

Confirming the arrest had been made, Inspector Dan Jones added: “Officers have been trying hundreds of car door handles to help prevent residents from being future victims of crime.

"Over 30 vehicles had been left unlocked on one evening alone, meaning these were a prime target for opportunistic thieves.

“Please ensure your vehicle is locked at all times, your valuables are removed when the car is left unattended and that any suspicious activity is reported immediately.”

If someone witnesses suspicious activity around cars, vans, or motorcycles, Herts Police have asked that they call 999 immediately.

A spokesperson added: “Officers would rather attend to discover that everything is in order than miss an opportunity to catch a potential offender.”