Colchester: �5k jewellery haul stolen in daylight raid

Burglars broke into a Colchester home in broad daylight and stole �5,000 of jewellery.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the burglary in Queen Mary Avenue, Colchester, between 2.30pm and 5.30pm on Wednesday.

Three suspects forced the front door and stole an estimated �5,000 worth of items, including rings, necklaces and earrings.

Investigating officer, Pc Amanda Beck, said: “This happened in the middle of the afternoon, so it is likely that this pair may have been spotted by someone. The suspect descriptions are fairly detailed, so if you think you know who they are, please do the right thing and contact us.”

All three suspects were white men in their 20s. Two looked similar in appearance and could have been related - both were described as 6ft tall, wearing blue and grey striped long sleeved jumpers and had strawberry blonde hair. The other suspect was of a skinny build, 5ft 9in, wearing a dark blue polo shirt, dark trousers and carrying a bag.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Pc Amanda Beck at the Colchester target offender team on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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