Appeal for witnesses after burglary in Canvey

Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at an elderly woman’s home.

The 82-year-old victim was at her home off Sycamore Close, Canvey, at 8.10pm on Thursday December 17, when two men broke in.

They stole items including her handbag, wallet and cash. Her bank card was later used in a shop in Basildon.

Both men were described as white, aged in their early 30s, and had dark hair. One wore a dark top with a white stripe down the arms of the top. The other was of large build.

We are releasing images of two men we want to speak to about the burglary. We appreciate the images are not the clearest, but hope it may jog someone’s memory.

Anyone who saw two men in the Sycamore Close area matching the descriptions given, or has any other information about the burglary, is asked to contact us quoting reference 42/206354/20.

You can submit a report online at or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Alternatively, you can call 101.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or

Mick Ferris

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