Two people have been arrested and five stop searches have taken place during a police operation at South Mimms service station.

The operation, which took place between Monday and Friday last week (May 6 to May 10), was the result of a spike in reports of items being stolen from vehicles at the site.

Following the operation, high-visibility patrols were conducted late into the evening.

PC Joe Gleeson said: “The operation meant that we were able to focus on what matters to those visiting Hertsmere, and hopefully reducing the level of crime occurring in the area.

“I hope that our officers being on patrol at the services resulting in two arrests and a number of stop searches, has offered the public some reassurance that we are doing all we can to tackle thefts from motor vehicle related criminal activity.

“We will continue to work with local partners to tackle this crime.”


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