The number plates of two vehicles have been stolen.
The rear plate was unscrewed from a black Volkswagen Golf parked in Sunbury Way, Maldon between 12.30am and 7.50am on Saturday.
It was later found by a member of the public in a field near the West Maldon Community Centre.
A front number plate was also unscrewed from a Mitsubishi Outlander while the car was parked on the victim’s driveway in The Street, Latchingdon, between 7.15pm last Thursday and 3pm on Friday.
Anyone with information should contact Essex Police on 101.