£25k of luxury watches recovered as Stamford Hill man charged

Two teenagers, aged 14 and 15, have been arrested in connection with burglaries and thefts from vehicles in Hampton and Orton

A man from Stamford Hill has been charged in connection with an alleged burglary in Hertfordshire - Credit: PA

A Stamford Hill man has been charged with burglary after police recovered more than £25,000 worth of luxury watches.

Joe Tomlinson was remanded into custody on Friday - April 1 - to next appear at St Albans Crown Court on May 3.

The 37-year-old was charged in connection with a burglary in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire last Wednesday (March 30).

Police were called around 5.30pm that day after a property in Saffron Crescent had reportedly been broken into sometime within the past hour.

No suspects were there when police arrived but officers identified a vehicle of interest by reviewing nearby CCTV footage.

The car was then tracked into London where Hertfordshire officers began to carry out a search, with help from the National Police Air Service and the Metropolitan Police.

This led to a man being arrested and an address being searched, resulting in a number of watches being recovered.

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PC Jon Trainor, from Hertfordshire Constabulary's mobile scorpion team, said: "Footage from a doorbell camera proved key in this investigation and I would advise people to consider installing a system of their own.

"Just a small snippet of footage could be the key to progressing a case and deterring further criminality."