An Xbox and cash were stolen in a residential burglary in Hatfield.

The burglary took place in Oak Tree Close on May 29, according to a Herts Connected message sent out by Hertfordshire Constabulary on Saturday.

The offender entered the Hatfield property "by unknown means" and stole the games console and £150 in cash.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and any footage of the crime.

The Herts Connected message sent by Anne Devine, Hertfordshire Constabulary's PCSO supervisor for Welwyn Hatfield - West, said: "If you or your neighbours have any information relating to this crime, or if you have captured any relevant footage on your CCTV or doorbell camera, please contact the police non-emergency number 101, quoting crime number 41/43005/24.

"Alternatively, you can give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

Police have urged residents to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity or behaviour in the area.  

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Tips to prevent burglary:  

  • Check downstairs windows and doors are securely locked before you leave or go to bed.   
  • Secure UPVC doors by lifting the handle and locking it to engage the security features.  
  • Don’t leave keys, phones or other valuables on windowsills or in any other visible place.  
  • Securely lock rear gates, sheds and garages.   
  • Keep tools and ladders locked away, as they could be used to break into your home.   
  • Use laminate glass where possible for any rear doors or windows. If this is not practicable, consider the use of security film over existing windows.   
  • Use a 'Fake TV' or timer switches on lamps to give the impression someone is at home.  
  • Consider using a doorbell camera, interior camera, or a monitored burglar alarm.   
  • Consider adding trellis to any side or rear boundaries to add extra height up to a maximum of 2 metres.