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Two from Tilbury charged after search recovers £250,000 “stolen” property

SUSPECTED stolen property worth at least £250,000 was recovered during a search of premises.

Officers executed a search warrant at a site in Honiley Avenue, Wickford, on Wednesday 2 September and recovered property believed to have been stolen from two business units on the Boreham Industrial Estate in Boreham.

These included power tools, machinery, audio-visual equipment and computers. A Ford Transit van that was stolen was recovered in Cruick Avenue, South Ockendon, the same day.

Tatiana-adriana Racovita, 38, and Puiu-valentin Stoica, 48, both of Dock Road, Tilbury, were arrested and charged with two counts of burglary.

They were remanded in custody to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on 2 October. 

The burglaries in Boreham took place sometime between Tuesday 1 September and Wednesday 2 September.

Enquiries remain ongoing.

Witnesses who saw anyone acting suspiciously on the Boreham Industrial Estate and Cruick Avenue in South Ockendon on those dates are asked to call Chelmsford CID on 101 quoting reference 42/138993/20.

You can also report online at

Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or


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