ESSEX Police has arrested three men for burglary offences just 30 minutes after receiving a call about suspicious activity in Hatfield Peverel.
A 28-year-old man from Aveley, a 37-year-old man from South Ockendon and a 41-year-old man from Purfleet remain in custody on suspicion of theft of a vehicle and burglary.
A police spokesperson said: “We were called at around 10.20pm yesterday, Friday 20 March, with reports that a vehicle had driven through a barrier at a building site in Bury Lane.
“Our Operational Support Group officers managed to locate the vehicle along the A13 before stopping it in South Ockendon at around 10.50pm.
“Inside the vehicle was stolen items including hand wash and dozens of packs of toilet rolls.