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Police Hunt TV Thief

Police hunt TV thief Credit: Credit: Essex Police

Police in Essex want to speak to the man pictured in this CCTV image in connection with the theft of a television set from the Tesco supermarket on the Mayflower Retail Park in Basildon.

At around 11.20pm on Tuesday 4th June, a man took a 22inch Samsung television worth £200 from the display, and left without making an attempt to pay.

Police hunting man after shop thefts

Man wanted after thefts Credit: Essex Police

Police in Essex believe the same man was responsible for three seperate thefts from a petrol station shop in Billericay. The thefts of various food items happened on January 14th, 22nd, 31st.

The man believed to be responsible for the thefts from the BP in Radford Way, is described as white, aged 40-60-years-old, wearing a long sleeved jacket and woolly hat


Police revisit scene of thefts

POLICE will be revisiting the scene in Cambridgeshire where two elderly men had money stolen.

An officer will be in the car park of the Tesco store in Bar Hill today (Friday) between 10am and 11.45am in a bid to trace potential witnesses to the incidents which happened last Friday (October 5).

The first incident happened between 10am and 10.30am when cash was stolen from an 89-year-old man.

A man is believed to have walked up to the victim and snatched cash out of his hand before walking off with a woman.

The second incident happened at around 11.35am in the disabled parking bays of the store when a bank card was stolen from an 83-year-old man by a man with a woman.

Warning over car thefts

Police in East Hertfordshire are asking residents to call them if they witness suspicious behaviour following a series of thefts from vehicles in the district recently.

There were 16 thefts between Wednesday October 10th and Thursday October 11th in Hertford, Ware, Hunsdon and Bishops Stortford, where cars and vans have been broken in to and items stolen, including tools, power tools, wallets, sunglasses, sat navs and cash.

Neighbourhood Inspector Chris Hunt said: “We’re seeing cars and vans being targeted across the area, with offences mostly happening during the late evening or overnight."

A 24 year old man from Hertford has been arrested on suspicion of theft and is currently on police bail.

Tickets to V-Festival stolen in bizarre theft

Tickets to the V-festival have been stolen in a bizarre series of thefts in Chelmsford.

Police have issued a warning after four instances of people having tickets stolen after arranging to sell them to a man on auction websites.

Upon meeting him in the Melbourne area of the town to hand over the tickets, they were confronted by a man on crutches, sporting bandages and plasters on his head. As he took the tickets for inspection and prior to purchasing them, he ran off with them.

This is a rather bizarre way of committing crime, but it has already led to four different sets of people being duped into handing over the tickets. We are reminding people of the need to be wary of personal security and that of items they are holding or indeed intending to sell.

– Sgt Vic Spain,Essex Police

The man is further described as being of mixed race, aged in his late teens or early 20s, is of small-medium build and is approximately 5ft 6ins tall.The crimes were all committed yesterday. Anyone with information should call Chelmsford police station on 101.

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