Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 15°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Colchester: Three homes targeted by burglars

10:26 19 April 2014

Police are investigating a series of burglaries.

Police are investigating a series of burglaries.

Police are linking raids at three homes in the west of Colchester were hit by burglaries on Thursday evening.

The raids took place at Copford, Stanway and Eight Ash Green on Thursday evening.

Entry was gained to a house in Marram Close, in Stanway, by smashing the glass in French doors to the rear of the property and then reaching in to use the key in the lock.

Once inside all the rooms were searched and almost £3,000 worth of possessions were stolen.

These included gold and silver necklaces, a gold ladies’ Gucci watch with black strap, earrings, and a ring.

Two pairs of binoculars, made by Viking and Hawke, were also taken along with a ukulele and a Medion 7 inch tablet computer, a blue Dell laptop and a Samsung mobile phone.

The other homes broken into were in Searle Way, in Eight Ash Green, and Rectory Road, in Copford. In both cases thieves smashed windows in doors to the rear of the houses to get in. Untidy searches were made and cash and jewellery were taken from one of the properties.

DS Pete Coley of Colchester CID said: “The similarities between these three burglaries, their proximity to each other and the way they were carried out leads me to believe that they were all committed by the same thief or thieves.

“If anyone saw any suspicious behaviour in any of these neighbourhoods or other nearby residential areas on the evening in question I would very much like to hear from them.”

Anyone with information on the burglaries can contact DS Coley at Colchester Police Station on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

The St Elizabeth Hospice 'Bubble Rush' in Christchurch Park in Ipsiwch.

Hundreds of foamy fundraisers took on a sudsy obstacle course in Ipswich’s Christchurch Park yesterday.

Not-so-thin Lizzy who has been reunited with his owner

An overweight monitor lizard who escaped from his home in Kelsale has been reunited with his owner last week.

Stock police image

One person ended up trapped in their car after a crash on the A12 at around 3pm today (August 28).

Carnival time: The Sudbury Carnival parade ready for the procession from the Station Car Park on Sunday.
The Sudbury Ephemera Archive

Three years since the Sudbury Carnival was brought back from the dead, the town today (August 28) celebrated its biggest event after moving the festivities to Belle Vue Park.

The vintage tractor run arrives at the Vintage and Modern Tractor Fair held at Suffolk Food Hall.

Landy lovers and tractor nuts descended on one of Suffolk’s 
top farm shop venues for a celebration of agricultural vehicles this weekend.

Carnival time: The Lavenham Carnival parade leaves the Market Place on Sunday.
A wave from the Slimming World float

Hundreds of people turned out for the annual Lavenham Carnival procession today (August 28).

Drivers reportedly tried to round up a group of emus near Woolpit

Police received an unusual request this morning to help track down the owner of a group of emus causing difficulties for drivers on a road between Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24