Southend: Stolen tools recovered and arrest made 24 hours after call
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Officers investigating the theft of tools worth £3,500 from a building site in Southend made a swift arrest within 24 hours of the incident taking place.
We received a report concerning forced entry to a site in Sutton Road, on Thursday 24 August.
Following a review of CCTV footage and speedy enquiries to trace a vehicle, officers made an arrest the next day.
Tools were recovered and seized, to be returned to their owner.
A 39-year-old man, from Clacton, was questioned on suspicion of burglary. He has been released on bail while our enquiries continue.
We work hard to investigate and prevent theft
PC Zhak Burrows said:
“We know tool theft is a serious matter which impacts upon traders and businesses across Essex. “Every day, proactive teams across Southend and Essex are working hard to investigate and prevent burglaries and thefts, but we cannot do this alone. “We need the public to invest in crime prevention, such as good quality CCTV – which has assisted greatly in this investigation. “Where incidents occur, we rely on reports from victims and witnesses to build up a picture of where there is a particular problem, allowing us to target our resources where they are needed.”
For advice on how to stay safe and protect your home, yourself, your business and your vehicles from crime, please visit our crime prevention pages.