Three men charged in connection with series of Dacorum burglaries

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Three men have been charged in connection with break-ins in Tring and Hemel Hempstead.

Elton Bierman, 37, of Aldbury Gardens, Tring, and James Bierman, 33, of Handscroft Road, Luton, were arrested on February 19.

Both men have been charged with burglary and handling stolen goods in relation to a burglary in New Road, Tring between Wednesday, February 12, and Saturday, February 15. A lawnmower, power tools and food were taken from a shed in the property’s back garden.

James Bierman pleaded guilty when he appeared at Hatfield Remand Court earlier today. He was released on bail and will appear at St Albans Crown Court on March 17.

Elton Bierman is still in police custody at this time.

Brian McDermott, 40 and of no fixed abode, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with burglary which occurred between Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8, in Lamsey Road, Hemel Hempstead.

The property’s rear door was forced open and several items including watches, an iPad and mobile phones were stolen.

McDermott was also charged with criminal damage to police equipment and a racially aggravated public order offence after insulting a police officer. He appeared at Hatfield Remand Court yesterday and was remanded into custody.

Chief Insp for Dacorum Glen Channer said: “Burglary is a crime which can be highly distressing to victims and we are working hard to tackle it, through proactive patrols, carrying out robust and thorough investigations, as well as highlighting crime prevention advice to residents.

“While these arrests have been made, I would still remind people of the importance of keeping their property secure.”

Police have advised homeowners to take extra care when it comes to securing their home by double-checking doors are locked and installing a burglar alarm.

More advice can be found on the Herts Constabulary website here.