Burglars target ten homes in one night

Essex County Standard: Burglars target ten homes in one night Burglars target ten homes in one night

A GUN was among the items stolen when ten homes were targeted in one night.

Police are appealing for information following the spate of burglaries on the St Michael's Estate, Colchester.

They took place in and around Leas Road and Meadow Road.

The homes were raided overnight between Saturday and Sunday, at about midnight.

Two handbags and some perfume were stolen from one address while some tools and an air rifle were stolen from the garage of another.

Insp Rob Temme said: "This is a distressing spate of offences that has targeted a close knit section of the community.

"It comes about a year after this estate was previously targeted by burglars.

"Colchester CID is leading the investigation and is being supported by my neighbourhood policing team and 156 Provost Company of the Royal Military Police.

"I would like to remind people that if they hear or see behaviour that is out of the ordinary or suspicious to call Essex Police at the time so we can take the appropriate steps to minimise crime.”

Anyone with information call Det Sgt Dan Jeffries at Colchester CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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9:34am Wed 19 Mar 14

totallyfootball says...

Looks like they bragged about their fantastic crime figures too soon!
Looks like they bragged about their fantastic crime figures too soon! totallyfootball
  • Score: 7

9:35am Wed 19 Mar 14

Ontheball says...

Well done to the prats who decided to switch all the street lights off. Crime certainly pays now!!!!!!!
Well done to the prats who decided to switch all the street lights off. Crime certainly pays now!!!!!!! Ontheball
  • Score: 14

11:21am Wed 19 Mar 14

Red Tape 2 says...

Ontheball wrote:
Well done to the prats who decided to switch all the street lights off. Crime certainly pays now!!!!!!!
Yes all to save the equivalent of peanuts!
[quote][p][bold]Ontheball[/bold] wrote: Well done to the prats who decided to switch all the street lights off. Crime certainly pays now!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Yes all to save the equivalent of peanuts! Red Tape 2
  • Score: 12

9:58pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Cllr Dave Harris says...

Street lights going off has definitely increased the crime figures...
I think we all knew it would

Set up neighbourhood watch in one area last week..
#If anyone wants help to start a NHW let me know
Dave
Street lights going off has definitely increased the crime figures... I think we all knew it would Set up neighbourhood watch in one area last week.. #If anyone wants help to start a NHW let me know Dave Cllr Dave Harris
  • Score: 3

10:52am Thu 20 Mar 14

dy4444 says...

Cllr Dave Harris wrote:
Street lights going off has definitely increased the crime figures...
I think we all knew it would

Set up neighbourhood watch in one area last week..
#If anyone wants help to start a NHW let me know
Dave
Out of interest what stats do you have to back this up?
In this case I don't know the area well but this - http://www.essexhigh
ways.org/Transport-a
nd-Roads/Roads-and-P
avements/Street-ligh
ting/Partnight-light
ing/Colchester.aspx - suggests that no changes to the lights were made on the road.
[quote][p][bold]Cllr Dave Harris[/bold] wrote: Street lights going off has definitely increased the crime figures... I think we all knew it would Set up neighbourhood watch in one area last week.. #If anyone wants help to start a NHW let me know Dave[/p][/quote]Out of interest what stats do you have to back this up? In this case I don't know the area well but this - http://www.essexhigh ways.org/Transport-a nd-Roads/Roads-and-P avements/Street-ligh ting/Partnight-light ing/Colchester.aspx - suggests that no changes to the lights were made on the road. dy4444
  • Score: -2

11:38am Thu 20 Mar 14

Checkout says...

ECC propaganda dy4444 and you know it. Dave Harris is right, you are simply spouting ECC nonsense. We all know it, most reasonable people expected this result.
ECC propaganda dy4444 and you know it. Dave Harris is right, you are simply spouting ECC nonsense. We all know it, most reasonable people expected this result. Checkout
  • Score: 5

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