Police release E-fit in connection with Takeley aggravated burglary

PUBLISHED: 09:38 16 November 2015 | UPDATED: 09:38 16 November 2015

The police e-fit of the man they want to identify in connection with the Takeley aggravated burglary

The police e-fit of the man they want to identify in connection with the Takeley aggravated burglary


Police have released an e-fit of a man they want to identify in connection with an aggravated burglary in Takeley nearly two weeks ago.

A 67-year-old woman was grabbed by three men outside a house in Chestnut Way, Takeley, as she was taking her rubbish out at around 12.50pm on Wednesday, November 4.

She was dragged inside, her feet bound with tape and her mouth covered with a cloth. The suspects demanded money and hit and pushed the victim.

A four figure sum of cash, jewellery and alcohol was stolen.

Pc Red Leeson, of Braintree CID, said: “I am appealing for anyone who recognises the man in the efit to contact me.

“He had a tanned appearance, dark hair and was wearing a yellow fluorescent vest and purple latex gloves. He also spoke some Romanian.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who saw three men standing by the ‘Roseacre’ road sign, opposite Chestnut Way, at about 12.30pm on November 4.

“They also had a tanned appearance, brown hair and were speaking in a foreign language. One was also wearing a yellow fluorescent vest.”

A 41-year-old man from Braintree was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, and has been released on police bail until January 8.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Braintree CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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