Police attended an address in Windmill Avenue, St Albans at approximately 8am this morning (Wednesday, September 17) to execute a search warrant in connection with the theft of heritage artefacts and WWI and WWII munitions.
A 48-year old man from St Albans has been arrested on suspicion of theft from heritage and protected sites and is currently in police custody for questioning.
Police have found a number of items of munitions including firearms and ammunition and these are all historic, believed to be World War I and World War II.
Currently the army is establishing the safety of those items and carrying out a series of checks, which will take some time.
As a safety precaution, Windmill Avenue is closed to vehicles from the junction with Chiltern Road and four homes, either side of the property have been evacuated. The occupants have gone to stay with relatives.
Currently, there is no danger to members of the public.