Mini Cooper stolen from driveway in Rosebank Road, West Mersea

Car stolen from driveway in West Mersea

Car stolen from driveway in West Mersea

First published in News

A CAR was stolen after thieves crept into a house and stole the keys.

Police are investigating after the dark green Mini Cooper was taken from a driveway in Rosebank Road, West Mersea, at about 5pm yesterday.

The two suspects, who were both white men, crept into the house through an open back door, took the keys and drove away.

The first man was aged between 30 and 40, 6ft tall and of muscular build.

He was bald with a tribal tattoo on his right shoulder and upper arm. He was wearing a tight-fitting grey t-shirt.

The other man was aged between 20 and 40, 6ft tall and of a skinny build. He had messy short black hair which was greying.

He was seen driving an old-stlye red Ford Fiesta following behind the stolen Mini Cooper.

Dc Tim Harris, from Colchester CID said: “The suspects have crept in via an open back door whilst the occupant was elsewhere and they have taken the car key during broad daylight.

“I am appealing for anyone who was in the area and may have seen these men acting suspiciously or has any other information about the current location of the car.”

Police are also asking people to make sure their car keys are kept out of sight, especially if the car is parked on the drive way.

Anyone with information should contact DC Harris on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.

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3:33pm Tue 5 Aug 14

SaveMersea.com says...

This day and age you can't leave doors open - Mersea has always been a place to just leave things - bikes - car & house doors, but thanks to Colchester council moving all their overflow social housing here over the last ten years crime has slowly crept higher and higher. Add to this the gypsy & immigrant populations increasing we are going to have lots of trouble over the next few years - this goes for the whole country !!
This day and age you can't leave doors open - Mersea has always been a place to just leave things - bikes - car & house doors, but thanks to Colchester council moving all their overflow social housing here over the last ten years crime has slowly crept higher and higher. Add to this the gypsy & immigrant populations increasing we are going to have lots of trouble over the next few years - this goes for the whole country !! SaveMersea.com
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3:56pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Jack222 says...

You never could leave your doors unlocked.

And don't solely blame others (the implication that all immigrants are thieves is odious - the Queen's family, after all, is German and Prince Philip is a Greek); we have thieves in all countries - including ours - from the start of time.
You never could leave your doors unlocked. And don't solely blame others (the implication that all immigrants are thieves is odious - the Queen's family, after all, is German and Prince Philip is a Greek); we have thieves in all countries - including ours - from the start of time. Jack222
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1:53am Wed 6 Aug 14

Boris says...

So many people leave their car keys hanging on a hook on the kitchen door. You'd think they would learn, but they don't.
Let's hope the people get their car back, or that their insurers pay up despite the fact that they didn't take proper care of the keys.
And, as Jack has said, most crimes are committed by natives rather than by immigrants.
So many people leave their car keys hanging on a hook on the kitchen door. You'd think they would learn, but they don't. Let's hope the people get their car back, or that their insurers pay up despite the fact that they didn't take proper care of the keys. And, as Jack has said, most crimes are committed by natives rather than by immigrants. Boris
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8:04am Thu 7 Aug 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

MINI COOPER STOLEN?
THE WEST MERSEA JOB

ENGLAND ! ! ! ENGLAND ! ! !

This is the self preservation society.
This is the self preservation society.

Go wash your German Bands, your boat race too,
Comb your barnet fayre, we've got a lot to do,
Put on your dicky dirt and your Peckham Rye,
'Cause I'm soon hurryin' by.......

Get your skates on mate.
Get your skates on mate.
No bib around your Gregory Peck today, hey!
Drop your plates of meat, right on the seat.

This is the self preservation society.
This is the self preservation society.

Put on your almond rocks and daisy roots
Flash your Hampstead Heath, and wear your whistle-and-flute.
Lots of lah-de-dahs and Cockneys here.
Look alive and get on your gear.

Get your skates on mate, get your skates on mate
No bib around your Gregory Peck today, hey!
Drop your plates of meat right on the seat

This is the self preservation society,
This is the self preservation society.

Gotta get a bloomin' move on
Gotta get a bloomin' move on
Gotta get a bloomin' move on
Hurry up mate, gonna be late
How's your father, tickety-boo, tickety-boo
Gotta get a bloomin' move on

********* England ********* England
********* England ********* England

Self preservation society
This is the self preservation society
Self preservation society
This is the self preservation society
MINI COOPER STOLEN? THE WEST MERSEA JOB ENGLAND ! ! ! ENGLAND ! ! ! This is the self preservation society. This is the self preservation society. Go wash your German Bands, your boat race too, Comb your barnet fayre, we've got a lot to do, Put on your dicky dirt and your Peckham Rye, 'Cause I'm soon hurryin' by....... Get your skates on mate. Get your skates on mate. No bib around your Gregory Peck today, hey! Drop your plates of meat, right on the seat. This is the self preservation society. This is the self preservation society. Put on your almond rocks and daisy roots Flash your Hampstead Heath, and wear your whistle-and-flute. Lots of lah-de-dahs and Cockneys here. Look alive and get on your gear. Get your skates on mate, get your skates on mate No bib around your Gregory Peck today, hey! Drop your plates of meat right on the seat This is the self preservation society, This is the self preservation society. Gotta get a bloomin' move on Gotta get a bloomin' move on Gotta get a bloomin' move on Hurry up mate, gonna be late How's your father, tickety-boo, tickety-boo Gotta get a bloomin' move on ********* England ********* England ********* England ********* England Self preservation society This is the self preservation society Self preservation society This is the self preservation society TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
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