Christmas cancelled for one family as burglars steal their presents

WRAPPED Christmas presents were stolen by brazen burglars.

The thieves broke into a home in Hastings Avenue, Clacton, on Friday, November 29 between 10.30am and noon.

The owners were out when they forced their way in, breaking the lock on the back door.

Rooms were ransacked and the burglars made off with two Sony Vaio laptops, two small JVC TV 6in screens for use in a vehicle and a Raymond Weil designer gold and diamond, square-faced man’s wrist watch.  A large number of wrapped Christmas presents bought by the victims for their children and family were also stolen.

Investigating officer DC Mo Crawley said: "Two silver Ford Fiestas were seen parked near the burgled property.

“The occupants spoke together and police would like to speak with these occupants to eliminate them from the inquiry.

"We would also like to hear from anyone who may have information about who could be responsible for this burglary or anyone who may have been offered for sale any of the stolen items.

"With Christmas approaching we strongly advise the public to be extra vigilant with their security measures and to ensure any extra Christmas cash and valuable Christmas presents and valuable items of personal property are safely concealed or locked away when occupants are not at home.”

Anyone with information call DC Crawley at Clacton CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. 

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10:24pm Sat 30 Nov 13

Reginald47 says...

I always have the greatest admiration at this time of year when I read in the Gazette that someone has managed to buy and wrap up all their presents by the end of November. Sorry it went wrong for them!
I always have the greatest admiration at this time of year when I read in the Gazette that someone has managed to buy and wrap up all their presents by the end of November. Sorry it went wrong for them! Reginald47

11:37pm Sat 30 Nov 13

Boris says...

Buy your Xmas presents early if you must, but hide them away and only wrap them on Xmas Eve. Never have anything on display where strangers can see things through youyr windows.
Anyway, there is a lot more to Christmas than presents. It has not been "cancelled".
Buy your Xmas presents early if you must, but hide them away and only wrap them on Xmas Eve. Never have anything on display where strangers can see things through youyr windows. Anyway, there is a lot more to Christmas than presents. It has not been "cancelled". Boris

7:03am Sun 1 Dec 13

Taj says...

No good raiding our place we are not giving or receiving presents this year ,thanks to the government and power companies it will be a minimalist event
No good raiding our place we are not giving or receiving presents this year ,thanks to the government and power companies it will be a minimalist event Taj

9:23am Sun 1 Dec 13

Taximan01 says...

Taj wrote:
No good raiding our place we are not giving or receiving presents this year ,thanks to the government and power companies it will be a minimalist event
Join the club mate, People think I'm joking, I'm not, it's hard enough to paqy the bills without the now commercialised advert laden event that is Christmas. Luckily my children are all grown up now & understand how difficult it is to keep your head above water. I don't envy those with tots though & this family must be devastated.
[quote][p][bold]Taj[/bold] wrote: No good raiding our place we are not giving or receiving presents this year ,thanks to the government and power companies it will be a minimalist event[/p][/quote]Join the club mate, People think I'm joking, I'm not, it's hard enough to paqy the bills without the now commercialised advert laden event that is Christmas. Luckily my children are all grown up now & understand how difficult it is to keep your head above water. I don't envy those with tots though & this family must be devastated. Taximan01

11:41am Sun 1 Dec 13

Steve1210 says...

I hope the police catch the people that did this, and hope the family enjoys christmas regardless.

Looking at the value of the items that were stolen, you can be 99% surely they had house insurance, so will be able to replace the items on that.... Nice to see the occupants getting quizzed by police too...!
I hope the police catch the people that did this, and hope the family enjoys christmas regardless. Looking at the value of the items that were stolen, you can be 99% surely they had house insurance, so will be able to replace the items on that.... Nice to see the occupants getting quizzed by police too...! Steve1210

4:19pm Sun 1 Dec 13

Crazyt says...

Steve1210 wrote:
I hope the police catch the people that did this, and hope the family enjoys christmas regardless.

Looking at the value of the items that were stolen, you can be 99% surely they had house insurance, so will be able to replace the items on that.... Nice to see the occupants getting quizzed by police too...!
I think the "occupants" in question are the occupants of the cars seen outside the house.....
[quote][p][bold]Steve1210[/bold] wrote: I hope the police catch the people that did this, and hope the family enjoys christmas regardless. Looking at the value of the items that were stolen, you can be 99% surely they had house insurance, so will be able to replace the items on that.... Nice to see the occupants getting quizzed by police too...![/p][/quote]I think the "occupants" in question are the occupants of the cars seen outside the house..... Crazyt

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