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Police are looking to identify a potential victim of theft in south Essex.
Officers were contacted shortly before 3am on Friday, September 14 following reports of suspicious activity on Romsey Crescent in Benfleet. They arrived and found two boys who had a three-figure sum of cash in loose change and a set of headphones on their possession.
They were arrested on suspicion of attempted theft as it is believed that the money and headphones do not belong to them.
Investigating Officer, PC Adam Hall, said: “We’re trying to identify anyone living on Romsey Crescent or Romsey Road has noticed any cash missing from their car which may have been unlocked at the time.”
The 17-year-old boys from Basildon and Harlow were subsequently released on police bail until Sunday, November 4 pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information in connection with this attempted theft is urged to contact investigating officers at Rayleigh police station on 101.