Police release CCTV footage of man connected with Boxted burglary

Police would like to speak with the man pictured in the footage. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

Police would like to speak with the man pictured in the footage. Picture: ESSEX POLICE - Credit: Archant

Police have released CCTV footage of a man sought in connection with a violent burglary in Boxted.

Essex Police have asked to speak to the individual after a 72-year-old man was assaulted at his home in Langham Road at around 8.40pm on January 5.

Two men armed with crowbars forced their way into the property and assaulted the victim, who was treated in hospital for bruising and pain.

A four-figure sum of cash, sentimental jewellery and old, pre-decimal currency were also taken.

Now police are asking anybody who might recognise the suspect in the footage to come forward.

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Investigating officer Dc Matt Collins said: “This was a terrifying incident that has left the victim understandably very upset.

“All of his late partner’s jewellery was stolen, including a necklace with a pendant of an old two pound coin. These are priceless in terms of their huge sentimental value.

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“As part of my investigation, I want to speak to the man pictured in the CCTV and I am appealing to anyone who knows who he is to please contact me.”

The second man was described as white, aged 40 to 50, with a round face and of large build. He had brown greying hair and was dressed smartly.

Anyone who recognises the man pictured or has any information about the incident is asked to call Dc Collins at Colchester CID on 101 quoting crime reference number 42/2327/18.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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