Braintree: Jewellery worth £7,000 stolen from property for sale in Coggeshall Road

The report, entitled East of England: Broken Market, said the housing crisis will only be solved i

The report, entitled East of England: Broken Market, said the housing crisis will only be solved if more affordable homes are built. - Credit: Archant

Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery has been stolen from a property up for sale in Braintree after a viewing earlier that day.

The owner of the Coggeshall Road property noticed that jewellery and watches worth about £7,000 had been taken from her bedroom after a woman viewed the property twice that day.

Pc Sarah Robinson, the officer investigating the case, said: “The woman viewing the property gave a false name and address. She was reluctant to provide the estate agents with her details and may have given them a false telephone number.”

The suspect is described as white, in her 30s and had dark brown hair worn in a ponytail.

Pc Robinson added: “I would like to urge anyone who is selling their home to follow this crime prevention advice. Always accompany potential buyers throughout a viewing, following them into each room and never allow them or their partners to wander off on their own to other parts of the property.”


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Anyone with any information about this theft is asked to contact Pc Robinson on Essex Police 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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