A man who was wanted for burglary was arrested after a police officer spotted him during a Remembrance parade.
The 44-year-old, from Chelmsford, was wanted in connection with a burglary in Main Road, Chelmsford, on 2 August. He allegedly stole medals from both World Wars.
Sgt Richard Everitt from Essex Police tweeted that he had spotted the suspect during the two-minute silence in the city and arrested him afterwards.
The man has been released on bail.
Have just attended the #Chelmsford #RememberanceSunday parade. During the 2 minute silence I spotted a male who was wanted so was arrested shortly after.— Sgt Richard Everitt (@SgtREveritt) November 11, 2018
He was wanted for burglary & allegedly stole WW1 & WW2 medals 🎖 along with other war memorabilia.#LestWeForget pic.twitter.com/VxkafSpcOz