Home burgled twice in two days in Witham in spate of break-ins


One victim was targeted twice when three homes were burgled in mid-Essex this week.

A patio door was smashed at a house in Highfields, Witham, between 1-4pm yesterday but nothing was stolen.

Burglars returned at 5.30am this morning, removing a wooden board covering the door and disturbing items and stealing a flat-screen television from a victim aged in her 80s.

A break-in also took place in Boydin Close in the town between 3.30-7pm yesterday with nothing stolen. It is believed burglars entered through a front door and left via a back patio door and through the garden into a nearby alleyway.

A jewellery box was taken from a home in Braxted Park Road, Great Braxted, between 6am on Tuesday and 7pm yesterday.

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Detectives do not yet know if the burglaries are linked but have not ruled it out.

Detective sergeant Becky Young, of Braintree CID, said: “To be burgled just once is harrowing enough, so for one of the victims to be targeted twice has been very distressing for her and we are determined to catch those responsible.”

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Anyone with information should call Braintree CID on 101.

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