A man has been arrested in connection with an investigation into a burglary in Benfleet.
Officers investigating the break-in, which took place overnight between August 16 and August 17 were carrying out enquiries which led them to a garage block in the town in the early hours of this morning.
The officers then lawfully gained access to a garage and located a man alongside what we believe to be a number of items we suspect to have been stolen, including power tools and jewellery.
A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary. He remains in custody and is being questioned on suspicion of a number of burglary offences.
Detective Superintendent Bonnie Moore, head of investigations in the South Local Policing Area, said:
“In Essex, burglary is one of our force priority areas. We know it has a significant impact on the wellbeing and the safety of our victims whose homes are broken into, and it is among the most violating of crimes. “We take all reports of burglary seriously and we have a presumption of attendance to every residential burglary in order to identify the best possible evidence in order secure arrests and, ultimately, convictions.”