Arrests after alcohol and cigarettes stolen from pubs and restaurants

A former police officer in Suffolk has pleaded guilty to two charges (file photo) Picture: SARAH LUC

A former police officer in Suffolk has pleaded guilty to two charges (file photo) Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Two men have been arrested in connection with a spate of thefts at pubs and restaurants throughout Colchester.

Detectives from Essex Police have been investigating after thousands of pounds worth of alcohol and cigarettes were taken from a series of Colchester venues over a one-month period.

Police are investigating burglaries at Wine Me Up in North Hill on August 6, Timbers in Trinity Street on September 4 and at the Fat Cat pub in Butt Road on the same day.

Two men, both from Colchester, have now been arrested in connection with the thefts.

A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and fraud by false representation, while a 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and attempted burglary.


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They have been released on bail until September 28 and October 5 respectively.

Essex Police has urged anyone with information related to the burglaries to come forward.

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