An operations manager has said he and his family were left “gutted” after his car was stolen from their driveway.

Benjamin, who did not want to reveal his surname, said his 2015 Mercedes AMG C220 was stolen after returning to his home in Oaklands Avenue, Oxhey Hall, from a family day out on Friday evening (April 2).

The family had gone to see relatives who they had not seen for 10 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Benjamin said he realised the car had been stolen on Saturday morning, after noticing that his car was not on the drive anymore.

“I was gutted and we were all upset,” the 41-year-old said.

“It is just upsetting isn’t it, knowing someone has been on your property.

“There were no signs of a break-in, the car was just missing.”

He added that around £800-£1,000 worth of valuables had been in the boot of the car.

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Hertfordshire Constabulary says it is investigating the theft of the vehicle, which had been the family car.

The car had been stolen sometime between 8pm on Friday and 10am on Saturday, police said.

Benjamin, who now has a replacement car for the time being, said he is hopeful that the Mercedes will be recovered.

He added: “My gut does not let me down and I’m hoping it will turn up. I feel it will hopefully be retrieved but I think it might have some damage.”

Anyone with any information is asked to get in touch with police - Benjamin has offered a £500 reward for any information that leads to the car being found.

The VIN number of the car is WDD2050042R085543. 

Information can be reported online at or by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/23910/21.

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