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Burglary victim: “I didn’t stop crying for three days”
9:00am Friday 30th August 2013 in News
A VICTIM of a gang of burglars, which ransacked a series of homes, has spoken of her horror at being targeted.
Four people have been remanded into custody and four more arrested after allegedly smashing their way into at least eight homes in Colchester, Clacton, Frating, Wivenhoe and Thorpe over the bank holiday weekend.
About £145,000 worth of jewellery and cars is thought to have been taken.
One of the victims, who asked not to be named, says she had about 45 items, including her husband’s Ford Mondeo Estate, taken on Sunday valuing about £45,000.
She said: “I didn’t stop crying for three days. I was gutted. It was just an invasion.
“It has taken me all these years to get that jewellery for someone just to take it.”
The burglars tried to get in through the front and back doors and the front windows before finally gaining entry through another window at the back of the house.
Gerald Ryan, 19, and Dennis Ryan, 27, of Orchard Close, Cottenham, Cambridge, Myle Connors, 25, of Briset Road, Eltham, south east London and Errol Flynn, 20, of Hilary Road, Shepherd’s Bush have been remanded in custody.
Four other people, a man and three women, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle as part of the same investigation. They have been bailed while investigations continue
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