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Burglary and theft appeals for information

March 9, 2013, 4:08 pm

Police are appealing for information about several burglaries in the Colchester and Tendring area and a bike theft. Details as follows:

On March 7 between 7am and 2pm suspects smashed a rear door window with a garden ornament and entered a property in Knights Field Colchester stealing many items of jewellery, laptop and a watch totalling thousands of pounds. Police hope someone may have seen the suspects or heard the window being smashed. Anyone with information should contact Dc Emma Jones at Colchester police station on 101.

On March 3 in Chaney Road, Wivenhoe suspects entered the premises and stole the car key and then took the family’s Vauxhall Astra along with a laptop and empty red handbag. The same evening (March 3-4) another house in Chaney Road Wivenhoe was burgled and thieves stole cash, credit and debit cards, an Olympus camera and other items. These incidents both happened overnight and anyone with information is asked to contact Dc Emma Jones at Colchester on 101.
On March 8 around 11am a woman saw an unknown man in her home, coming down stairs, as she arrived at the address in Worcester Road Colchester. The man ran out the back, she describes him as white, aged between 16-20years old 6ft tall, skinny to medium build with dirty blonde hair. He had smashed a rear window and searched but nothing was taken. He may have climbed over the back garden wall into Leicester Close. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Pc Andrea Ford at Colchester CID on 101.
 March 5 a black pedal cycle was chained up outside the bank on Culver Square West between 7.30pm and 9pm and was stolen. The bike has green spokes and is quite distinctive. Police hope someone may have seen the bike being taken or know where it is now. Anyone with information to contact Pc Lindsey Mason at Colchester on 101.

On March 8 in Clacton a burglary took place in Bockings Green. Someone had forced a window and entered the property stealing a small sum of cash but causing damage. Anyone with any information to contact Dc Lee Winfield at Clacton CID on 101.

BURGLARY advice:
  • Make sure that valuable items such as jewellery, laptops and electrical items are safely locked away or out of sight.
  • Keep your car keys out of sight, take them upstairs with you.
  • Report to police immediately any suspicious activity, breaking glass etc.

101 – The police non-emergency number

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