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Police investigate after residents scare off armed burglars in Chadwell Heath

PUBLISHED: 08:00 29 December 2016

Police are investigating after reports of a burglary in Eric Road, Chadwell Heath, late on Tuesday night. Picture: PA/Nick Ansell.

Police are investigating after reports of a burglary in Eric Road, Chadwell Heath, late on Tuesday night. Picture: PA/Nick Ansell.

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Police are looking to trace four burglars who scarpered after they were confronted with the home owners.

Brave residents in Eric Road, Chadwell Heath, scared off the men shortly before midnight on Tuesday. They fled empty-handed after being confronted, one armed with a crow-bar.

Officers arrived on the scene within minutes of being called but were unable to trace the suspects. CCTV footage at the property is currently being examined.

Anyone with any information about the suspected burglary should call the police on 101.


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