Basildon man charged with burglaries

A man is set to appear in court charged with a series of burglaries across Basildon.

Detectives with Basildon CID have been investigating incidents where car keys were stolen from homes in the Basildon and Billericay areas, before vehicles were taken from driveways.

On Sunday January 8, car keys were stolen from the hallway of a home in the Basildon area, before a BMW was taken from outside the property.

The stolen vehicle was recovered the following day after it failed to stop for officers.

Three properties in Billericay, all within walking distance of each other, were targeted in the early hours of Wednesday February 15, with vehicles taken from outside two of the properties.

The vehicles were later recovered.

Officers arrested Callum O’Brien, 29, of Swanstead, Basildon, on Sunday July 30.

He was later charged with four counts of burglary and appeared at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Monday July 31.

He was remanded in custody until a further hearing at Basildon Crown Court at Tuesday August 29.