Appeal after series of properties in Halstead area targeted by burglars
Six properties were targeted by burglars in the space of just six hours in north Essex last week, with police stating they believe the crimes are linked.
The incidents all took place on Friday, January 18, between 2.20pm and 8.10pm.
They include an attempted burglary in Halstead, when four white men wearing baseball caps tried to get into an address in Mathews Close at around 6.25pm.
Not long after, a window was broken at a property in Mill Lane, Pebmarsh, where the victim saw four men in an Audi outside.
The men are described as being white, slim, aged in their late teens or early 20s, and between six feet and six feet three inches tall.
One of the men had an eye injury and wore a baseball cap.
Detective Inspector Gary Biddle said: “We believe these incidents are linked due to the descriptions of those involved and the locations where they have taken place.
“I need anyone who saw the men or a black Audi S3 with the registration plate FV65 FCU.
“We believe the Audi had been stolen and was on false number plates.
“I appreciate these are concerning incidents for those in the communities involved.”
Anybody with information about any of these incidents, or any CCTV or dashboard camera footage, should call Essex Police on 101, quoting Op Latte.