Witness appeal after burglary attempt is foiled in Great Yeldham
A witness appeal has been launched, after a suspicious man was foiled in his attempt to break into a home in Great Yeldham.
The incident occurred Thursday, September 20 at about 3.30pm, when a 39-year-old man was asleep at his home in High Street, only to be awoken by a noise.
Upon investigating the sound, he found another man forcing open the back door.
When the homeowner challenged the man, he claimed there were children in the garden trying to break into the victim’s garage, before leaving the scene.
Essex Police say they are treating the incident as an attempted burglary, and would like to hear from anybody who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area at the time.
The man is thought to have been about 45 years old, and stood at approximately five feet, ten inches tall.
He is described as having a pointed face, high cheek bones and short brown hair, which was shaved shorter at the sides and curly on top.
He spoke with an Irish accent and wore a sleeveless high visibility jacket and blue jeans.
Anyone with information should contact DC Robin Coltman at Braintree CID by calling 101, quoting the incident reference number 42/137154/18.
Alternatively, telephone the the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555111.