Colchester man arrested after police called to two aggravated burglaries in Greenstead within five weeks

There was a similar burglary in Greenstead on July 10. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

There was a similar burglary in Greenstead on July 10. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police in Essex have arrested a man following a spate of burglaries in Colchester between March and August this year.

A 29-year-old man from Colchester has been arrested on suspicion of burglary offences including two aggravated burglaries on July 10 and August 14.

Officers were called to an address in Avon Way, Greenstead, on July 10 following reports of an aggravated burglary where the victim had allegedly been threatened with a knife.

Earlier this week they were called to a similar report in Acacia Avenue.

Police were sent to a property at around 5am on Monday to reports a suspect had forced entry into a house while the occupants were asleep.

The arrested man remains in police custody where he was being questioned this afternoon.

Witnesses and anyone with information to contact Colchester CID on 101.

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Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at crimestoppers-uk.org

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