Police release CCTV image after burglaries in Rayleigh and Benfleet

Police want to identify a man in connection with two burglaries on Tuesday December 1 between 10am and midday.

The first happened in Nursery Close, Rayleigh, when a suspect forced their way into a home and stole jewellery and perfume.

A short time later what is believed to be the same suspect forced their way into a home in Church Road, Benfleet – a short distance away – and stole perfume, jewellery and a laptop.

Officers believe both incidents are linked and are appealing for anyone who saw anything or anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV image to get in touch.

Anyone with information can contact PC Michelle Stoneman at Castle Point & Rochford CID quoting incidents 599 and 417 of December 1.

For more information and tips on how to keep your home safe this winter visit: https://www.essex.police.uk/news/essex/news/news/2020/december/keep-your-home-safe-this-winter/