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Two car thefts in three months for Billericay family
A MAN feels unsafe in his own home after burglars broke in and stole two new cars off his driveway.
Chris Irvin, 24, bought a brand new Ford Focus ST after saving for more than three years with his brother Nick, 22. Just two days later, his family home, in Lancer Way, Billericay was broken into and the keys were stolen to his new £21,000 car before it was stolen.
This is the not the first time the Irvin family has seen a car nabbed from outside their home as Chris’s dad’s new £50,000 Audi S5 was taken on Tuesday, October 1. The car was later found burnt out in Cambridgeshire.
Mr Irvin said: “It has been a really difficult time for all of us. If you can’t feel safe in your own house where can you feel safe? Our front door wasn’t double locked when the cars were stolen but we didn’t think that would be a problem again.
“I was sitting downstairs with a friend and the next minute I heard a noise outside. When I looked outside I saw someone in a balaclava sitting behind the wheel. Then they sped off.
“To know people have been breaking into your house once, let alone twice, is really worrying. We had been saving up for a long time so to see all that suddenly dissapear is something you can’t put into words.”
Mr Irvin said he was not planning on getting a new car as the search for his Ford Focus continued as a vehicle isn’t vital to his computer design business.
He said he wanted to warn residents their cars may be in danger and police are appleaing for any witnesses to the crime or anyone with information to contact Basildon police on 101.
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