Police have appealed for information after thieves targeted two Land Rovers in Tollesbury.
A £3,000 Land Rover was stolen from Thurstable Way overnight between November 12 and 13.
On the same night, another in East Street had the offside door lock punched out, causing £100 of damage.
Nothing was taken, but Sgt Phil Morley said he suspected that attempts may have been made to steal the vehicle.
Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101.