Police appeal for information after men armed with knives attempt to break into Harwich property

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Five men armed with knives attempted to force their way into a Harwich property early this morning.

Police are appealing for information about an attempted aggravated burglary in Stour Road, Harwich, at around 12.15am today.

Five men armed with knives tried to force entry to the property in what police are treating as an isolated and targeted incident.

When they couldn’t break in, the men then damaged a number of windows and threatened the people inside, before leaving the scene.

They are described by police as four men in their 20s, four white and one black, wearing a mixture of black and green jackets.


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A spokesperson for Essex police said: “Five men tried forcing entry into a property armed with knives but were unsuccessful.

“They then damaged a number of windows while threatening the occupants before leaving.

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“The suspects have been described as being aged in their 20s and we believe four were white and one was black.

“We also believe four of the suspects wore black jackets and one wore a green jacket.

“We are treating this as an isolated and targeted incident with no wider risk to the public.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DS Dan Jeffries at Clacton CID on 101 quoting incident number 11 of 12/04, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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