Chelmsford: Officers investigating vehicle thefts and burglaries secure 13 charges
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Officers investigating a number of thefts, damage to vehicles and burglaries have secured 13 charges against a man after a thorough investigation.
Chelmsford’s Community Policing Team led an investigation into multiple reports of vehicles and businesses being targeted, between 13 August and 17 October 2023.
This included thefts from vehicles, which were left with damaged windows, and the theft of mopeds.
Several businesses were also targeted, with Chelmsford Golf Club, in Widford Road, reporting a burglary had taken place on 30 September 2023.
Stock and memorabilia were taken, while the cost of repair and loss of items were valued at £4,500.
On Tuesday 17 October, following extensive work analysing CCTV and forensic evidence together with Chelmsford Local Policing Team, officers made an arrest.
Callum Galloway, 27, of no fixed address, has since been charged with five counts of burglary, two counts of vehicle interference, two counts of theft from a motor vehicle, theft of a motor vehicle, attempted burglary, criminal damage and going equipped for burglary.
He is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court today. (Thursday 19 October)
'Tackling burglary and theft an absolute priority'
Inspector Samuel Girdlestone, of Chelmsford Community Policing Team, said: “This investigation has involved tireless work from a number of officers in my team, including careful analysis of evidence and building up a timeline of offences. “We take matters of theft and burglary incredibly seriously. “We know these are the priorities the community of Chelmsford want to see us tackling. Our work on these issues continues day in, day out.”
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