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Two people charged in connection with series of thefts from vehicles in and around Halstead


By Newsdesk Sudbury


Two people have appeared in court charged in connection with a series of vehicle break-ins in the Halstead area and beyond.

Essex Police are currently investigating 19 instances of theft from a motor vehicle, all of which occurred in and around Halstead, Braintree and Chelmsford between September 1 and 3.

Katie Hayes, 33, of Pollards Villas, Bardfield Saling, and Jason Connors, 24, of Tamar Way, Slough, were arrested on October 4.

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Hayes has been charged with conspiring to steal from a motor vehicle while Connors has been charged with conspiring to steal from a motor vehicle, two counts of driving without insurance, failing to provide a specimen, and driving while disqualified.

They both appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on October 5, and they are next scheduled to appear for a pre-trial preparation hearing at Chelmsford Crown Court on November 1.

A third person, a 27-year-old man from Slough, who has also been arrested in connection with the investigation, is on bail until Monday, December 2.

Officers investigating the thefts say they have recovered a significant amount of property, which is believed to have been stolen during these incidents, and they are keen to return them to their owners.

If you have had your vehicle broken into and have had property stolen, contact Braintree CID by calling 101.


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