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DWELLING HOUSE BURGLARIES.
BRAINTREE Malyon Close

Saturday 18th February between 00:00hrs and 20:50hrs.
Suspect unknown gained entry and removed two items of jewellery and four house keys v £150.
WITHAM Maldon Road
Between Sunday 19th February 00:00hrs and Wednesday 22nd February 11:40hrs.
Suspect unknown gained access via kitchen window at back of property by smashing it. Money and medication was removed.
GOSFIELD Park Hall Road
Tuesday 21st February between 11:00hrs and 19:13hrs.
Suspect unknown gained entry to property through bedroom window of chalet bungalow. Vehicle keys for a black Fords Focus was taken and the car removed.
SILVER END Silver Street
Between Monday 20th February 07:00hrs and Tuesday 21st February 11:41hrs.
Suspect unknown entered rear of property to force open the rear French doors. Victims think cash and jewellery stolen.
BOCKING Courtauld Road
Between Friday 17th February 21:00hrs and Monday 20th February 11:28hrs.
Suspect unknown gained entry via rear kitchen window and removed jewellery.


THEFT FROM PERSONS
HALSTEAD Hedingham Road
Between Friday 10th February 00:00hrs and Saturday 18th February 09:46hrs.
Suspect unknown removed mobile phone from victim’s rucksack which he left in the canteen in his workplace,





ATTEMPTED DWELLING HOUSE BURGLARY
WITHAM Calamint Road

Between 22nd January 00:00hrs and 22nd February 22:32hrs.
Suspect unknown attempted to gain entry causing the left corner of the garage not to be shut and the lock was damaged.


THEFT OF MOTOR BICYCLES
BOCKING Warwick Close
Between Friday 17th February 12:00hrs and Monday 20th February 11:40hrs.

Suspect unknown removed victim’s Reijo motorcycle from driveway.
WITHAM Shortridge Court
Between Friday 17th February 00:00hrs and Monday 20th February 17:57hrs.
Suspect unknown removed black and silver Honda XL125 from parking space


DISTRACTION BURGLARIES
BRAINTREE
Rifle Hill
Between Sunday 19th February 18:00hrs and Tuesday 21st February 10:26hrs.

Suspect unidentified knocked on victim’s door, and the victim shouted out the pin code which allows access to the front door key. The suspect entered and told the victim they were from security to fit CCTV. The suspects left after removing the victim’s bank card and cheque book.

Vanguard Way
Sunday 19th February between 14:30hrs and 16:04hrs.

Suspect were two males who came to the victim’s property claiming to be from the Council, showing identification .
Once inside one suspect checked the water and stayed with the victim whilst the other wandered around the flat.
After an hour the suspects left and victim discovered his debit card and watch had been taken.

QUAD BIKE STOLEN
BRAINTREE Church Road

Between Saturday 18th February 19:15hrs and Sunday 19th February 00:24hrs.
Suspect unknown gained access to victim’s garage through INSECURE French doors and a quad bike was taken.


DAMAGE TO MOTOR VEHICLE.
HALSTEAD Abels Road
Between Saturday 18th February 17:00hrs and Sunday 19th February 11:10hrs.

Suspect unknown caused damage to victim’s paintwork of her black Toyota by pouring a substance similar to anti-freeze down the back of the vehicle.


THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLES
WITHAM Church Street

Between Saturday 18th February 19:30hrs and Sunday 19th February 12:10hrs.
Suspect unknown removed victim’s black Vauxhall Insignia parked on the road.
HATFIELD PEVEREL Church Road
Thursday 23rd February between 19:30hrs/23:36 hrs.
Suspect unknown stole a white Peugeot Boxer 290.



MAN ARRESTED FOR ARMED ROBBERY OF GRETA YELDHAM POST OFFICE

Police have arrested a man, 20, of no fixed address on suspicion of armed robbery in connection with an incident at the village Post Office in High Street on 5th. January just before 17:30hrs.

The man is currently in custody. Four suspects robbed the Post Office of money. They were armed with axes. Demands and threats were made of staff but no one was injured in the incident.



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“BT” SCAM.

HENNY A resident has reported a scam involving “an engineer from BT” supposedly installing superfast broadband in this area.   It began with a phone call  informing them that superfast broadband was being installed and he was working at Twinstead.  He informed them that BT we being tasked by Ofcom to improve the broadband speeds in this area by the end of March.   During the day reports of progress were received and requests were made to check the broadband speed being received.  Lunchtime another phone call from the engineer informed them that a new router would be required at a cost of £10.00 to receive the improved broadband.  A credit card payment was declined as he didn’t have a reader/machine to process a credit card payment but could it be made online, which the resident did.  The engineer said he would be coming later in the day to fit the router in the house.   A while later an email was received confirming a parking ticket payment in London, which of course the resident had not made.   Getting suspicious they then looked at their online bank account to find a sum of money had been stolen from the bank account.   The “BT engineer” was extremely convincing and the fact he mentioned the Twinstead exchange, the phone calls updating them of progress etc. it all seemed above board.  The resident wants to make everyone aware of this scam and to be on their guard.

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