Witham thefts lead to police warning

Police in Witham are urging people to keep their valuables safe and secure following a number of thefts from vehicles.They are also urging cyclists to be vigilant after a spate of bicycles being stolen in the area.

By Roddy Ashworth

Police in Witham are urging people to keep their valuables safe and secure following a number of thefts from vehicles.

They are also urging cyclists to be vigilant after a spate of bicycles being stolen in the area.

A number of thefts have occurred this winter and many are from insecure vehicles or unattended and unlocked pedal cycles.

Police believe the items, including computer games, jewellery, car stereos and bikes are being sold on.

Pc Paul Hales said: “I would urge people to remember that such items are still vulnerable even if they are on your driveway or in your own garden.”

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Officers also advised that people should not buy any items such as those described unless they know they have come from a legitimate source.

Anyone who is offered any goods at knock-down prices and is suspicious as to how they have been acquired is asked to contact police on 01376 551312.