Burglars steal Christmas presents in Witham raid

Halstead Gazette: Burglars steal Christmas presents in Witham raid Burglars steal Christmas presents in Witham raid

Burglars have stolen Christmas presents including a TV, laptop and iPad from a house in Witham.

A hole was smashed in the French doors at the back of a house in Rickstones Road, between 7.45am and 4.40pm on Thursday.

The burglar then reached through to unlock the door, before stealing the presents.

The stolen goods included a black iPad, a men’s green Ralph Lauren jumper, Calvin Klein underwear, Jean Paul Gaultier aftershave, and a Tres de Paris silver ring.

They also included an Asus laptop and a Hitachi HD LED television which were new and still in their boxes.

Investigating officer, Dc Shelley Tarling, said: "It is particularly distressing that the items stolen were Christmas presents and some were so new that they were still in their boxes.

"I would strongly urge people to have a re-think about their security at this time of year, because the last thing you want is to have your gifts stolen.”

Police would particularly like to speak to a man who was seen in the alleyway next to the house that morning.

He was a white man, about 5ft 10ins tall, and of slim build. He was wearing a turquoise hooded top with the hood up .

Anyone with information is urged to contact Dc Tarling, or her colleagues at Braintree CID, on 101. Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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3:39pm Sun 15 Dec 13

sarcasmic says...

Surely someone saw this little bloke carrying all this gear? come on people of Witham do your duty.
Surely someone saw this little bloke carrying all this gear? come on people of Witham do your duty. sarcasmic

9:35am Fri 20 Dec 13

keith_l says...

I'm suprised that we haven't had the winge brigade on here blaming the streetlight switch off, despite the fact that this happened during the day!.

However, commiserations to the victim - hope your insurance company is understanding.
I'm suprised that we haven't had the winge brigade on here blaming the streetlight switch off, despite the fact that this happened during the day!. However, commiserations to the victim - hope your insurance company is understanding. keith_l

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