Police investigating attempted burglary at Laindon Station

Basildon Recorder: Police investigating attempted burglary at Laindon Station Police investigating attempted burglary at Laindon Station

POLICE cordoned off Laindon railway station following an attempted burglary.

Passengers arriving for their early morning commute this morning found the main ticket office shut, but C2C say train services were not affected.

Police were called to the station at about 1.20am Monday morning after thieves set off the alarm.

Officers discovered bars had been removed from the windows and the ticket office at platform three had been broken into sometime during the night.

Police searched the area but nobody was caught.

A spokesman from C2C said: "An attempted burglary took place at Laindon ticket office during the early hours of this morning.

“We are currently working with the police to assist their investigation into this incident.

“With our strong security measures in place, it appears the burglars were not successful, however their attempt has caused damage to our property and we were not able to open the ticket office until about 09.30.

“We are of course frustrated at the inconvenience this caused to our customers this morning, which is one of the busiest times of the week."

Commuters were told to use the ticket counter on a different platform while officers collected evidence from the scene.

The spokesman added: “There were no delays caused to the train service, and we achieved a 100% on-time performance during this morning's peak.”

The British Transport Police are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information should call 0800 40 50 40, or information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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4:19pm Mon 23 Jun 14

FBDave says...

Maybe it is the same lot that tried to do the cricket club (at Mopsies) over on Saturday night; they broke into our clubhouse but didn't get anything; similar method of entry also - removed the grill from our windows and got in that way.
Maybe it is the same lot that tried to do the cricket club (at Mopsies) over on Saturday night; they broke into our clubhouse but didn't get anything; similar method of entry also - removed the grill from our windows and got in that way. FBDave
  • Score: 5

5:07pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Mikkel1 says...

Perhaps they wanted to travel for FREE and so opted to attempt to print their own tickets out?

Come back the old days when Police Patrolled at night in Laindon, but not in cars.
Perhaps they wanted to travel for FREE and so opted to attempt to print their own tickets out? Come back the old days when Police Patrolled at night in Laindon, but not in cars. Mikkel1
  • Score: 2

5:15pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

Mikkel1 wrote:
Perhaps they wanted to travel for FREE and so opted to attempt to print their own tickets out?

Come back the old days when Police Patrolled at night in Laindon, but not in cars.
They're too scared to go out in the dark now the lights are turned off....
[quote][p][bold]Mikkel1[/bold] wrote: Perhaps they wanted to travel for FREE and so opted to attempt to print their own tickets out? Come back the old days when Police Patrolled at night in Laindon, but not in cars.[/p][/quote]They're too scared to go out in the dark now the lights are turned off.... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 4

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