FIVE cars were damaged in Basildon streets this week.

Essex Police are linking the incidents of criminal damage, which happened between Sunday, February 23, and Monday, February 24.

All five cars had their nearside window smashed. One car had items taken from it.

In Washington Avenue a Fiat van and Peugeot 107 were damaged, in Paxfords a Toyota, in Hoover Drive a Mazda and at Barnyard, Langdon Hills a VW Passat was broken into an a sports bag and hands free kit was taken.

Anyone with information contact Pc Lee Ryan at the Basildon Neighbourhood Crime team on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.