Thieves target cars in Stanway

Gazette: Thieves target cars in Stanway Thieves target cars in Stanway

FOUR cars were broken into during the Easter weekend in Stanway.

Police are urging motorists to remove all valuables from their cars following a spate of thefts.

They broke into a blue Toyota Corolla in Egremont Way stealing £2,000 worth of Mizuno golf clubs in a black and red golf bag from the boot of the car between 1pm on Sunday and 2pm on Monday.

A silver Skoda Yeti was also broken into in Gorse Way between 9pm on Saturday and 10.50am on Monday March 21.

A white HTC Wildfire mobile phone was stolen along with a child’s rucksack.

Two vehicles in Dyers Road were also entered between midnight and 8am on Monday April 21.

Pairs of sunglasses were stolen from a white Ford Galaxy and a silver Ford Transit van.

Insp Barry Atkinson said: "These appear to have been opportunist thefts in which thieves have targeted vehicles where they believed there were items inside worth stealing.

"If anyone saw any suspicious behaviour in any of these roads or nearby areas at the relevant times I would ask them to call Colchester Police Station on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111." 

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1:42pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Route88 says...

Colchester must almost be overtaking Clacton as far as crime is concerned!
Colchester must almost be overtaking Clacton as far as crime is concerned! Route88
  • Score: 8

2:29pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Jon-Vencato says...

That is on top of the three thefts from houses reported last week in Stanway.
I have had charity bags taken from my doorstep at night.
A wooden box stolen from my garage with personal effects inside it.
My fathers ornamental Knight taken from the front garden and my half brother's helmet cap badge taken off the back gate, all in the last 10 months.
Are thefts at night are linked with no street lighting?
Lakelands.
That is on top of the three thefts from houses reported last week in Stanway. I have had charity bags taken from my doorstep at night. A wooden box stolen from my garage with personal effects inside it. My fathers ornamental Knight taken from the front garden and my half brother's helmet cap badge taken off the back gate, all in the last 10 months. Are thefts at night are linked with no street lighting? Lakelands. Jon-Vencato
  • Score: 7

4:11pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Citizen 139 says...

Jon-Vencato wrote:
That is on top of the three thefts from houses reported last week in Stanway.
I have had charity bags taken from my doorstep at night.
A wooden box stolen from my garage with personal effects inside it.
My fathers ornamental Knight taken from the front garden and my half brother's helmet cap badge taken off the back gate, all in the last 10 months.
Are thefts at night are linked with no street lighting?
Lakelands.
If there's no street lighting then how would the thieves see? Granted, they could use torches but that would attract attention.
Not sure that the "no street lights" ogre is really to blame.
[quote][p][bold]Jon-Vencato[/bold] wrote: That is on top of the three thefts from houses reported last week in Stanway. I have had charity bags taken from my doorstep at night. A wooden box stolen from my garage with personal effects inside it. My fathers ornamental Knight taken from the front garden and my half brother's helmet cap badge taken off the back gate, all in the last 10 months. Are thefts at night are linked with no street lighting? Lakelands.[/p][/quote]If there's no street lighting then how would the thieves see? Granted, they could use torches but that would attract attention. Not sure that the "no street lights" ogre is really to blame. Citizen 139
  • Score: -6

4:30pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Checkout says...

It's not just Stanway is it? There have been many occurrences of night time vandalism and car crime in Shrub End and Prettygate. Switch the street lights back on please ECC.
I hope you don't personally experience vandalism after dark Citizen 139, however, your point is a bit facetious.
It's not just Stanway is it? There have been many occurrences of night time vandalism and car crime in Shrub End and Prettygate. Switch the street lights back on please ECC. I hope you don't personally experience vandalism after dark Citizen 139, however, your point is a bit facetious. Checkout
  • Score: 4

6:50pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Citizen 139 says...

Checkout wrote:
It's not just Stanway is it? There have been many occurrences of night time vandalism and car crime in Shrub End and Prettygate. Switch the street lights back on please ECC.
I hope you don't personally experience vandalism after dark Citizen 139, however, your point is a bit facetious.
Street lights provide lots of light so crime can be committed, if there's no light then surely the criminals can't see either?
[quote][p][bold]Checkout[/bold] wrote: It's not just Stanway is it? There have been many occurrences of night time vandalism and car crime in Shrub End and Prettygate. Switch the street lights back on please ECC. I hope you don't personally experience vandalism after dark Citizen 139, however, your point is a bit facetious.[/p][/quote]Street lights provide lots of light so crime can be committed, if there's no light then surely the criminals can't see either? Citizen 139
  • Score: -4

9:22pm Wed 23 Apr 14

ribble says...

I live in a area that has no street lights. I have been broken in to once and my shed has been broken into, street lights do make a difference, darkness is cover for these scumbags!
I live in a area that has no street lights. I have been broken in to once and my shed has been broken into, street lights do make a difference, darkness is cover for these scumbags! ribble
  • Score: 4

1:12pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Shaneblackdarkknight says...

I work on a building site in this town and I'm only one off a handful off workers whom live in Colchester ,, most of travel from all over the country that's the problem with this town the locals have little or no chance off getting work which is contributing to the fast rising crime rate ,, even the council sub most of there work out to firms not based here it's pathetic and wrong !
I work on a building site in this town and I'm only one off a handful off workers whom live in Colchester ,, most of travel from all over the country that's the problem with this town the locals have little or no chance off getting work which is contributing to the fast rising crime rate ,, even the council sub most of there work out to firms not based here it's pathetic and wrong ! Shaneblackdarkknight
  • Score: -2

2:56pm Thu 24 Apr 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

lights on or off its still crime:
lights on or off its still crime: A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 0

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