ESSEX: Thieves steal silver BMW 525D Sport from Dunmow property

PUBLISHED: 13:10 07 April 2010 | UPDATED: 07:36 30 May 2010

DETECTIVES are appealing for information and witnesses after a car key burglary in Dunmow.

DETECTIVES are appealing for information and witnesses after a car key burglary in Dunmow.

Between 11pm on April 5 and 7.30am on April 6, thieves gained entry to a secure property in Normansfield by forcing a door, causing no damage, and stole a set of car keys.

They then used the car keys to steal and drive away in a silver BMW 525D Sport, index S2NGG, and also stole camping and golf equipment and DIY tools. The total estimated value of the stolen items is around £3000.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with information about this crime to contact CID at Braintree on 0300 3334444, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

DCI Mark Wheeler said: "There are a few simple steps that people can take to make themselves even safer.

"It's good to ensure that you keep your keys somewhere safe and out of sight. In addition, do not leave cash, bags and wallets lying around.

"Please keep all accessible doors and window closed and locked.

"If you have uPVC doors, please ensure that you lock the door with the key - just pulling up the handle does not deadlock the door.

"If you have a garage, please try to lock your vehicle away safely inside it.

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