A CAR was stolen by crooks from outside a home in Lawford while the owner was out at work.

The silver Renault Megane disappeared from Henley Court, just off Station Road.

It was last seen at 10.30pm on Thursday when the owner left to go to work, and was discovered to be missing when he returned at 4am the next day.

A burnt out car was discovered in Grange Road, Lawford, on Friday afternoon, but police cannot yet confirm if it is the same vehicle.

Officers have appealed for anyone with information to call PC Kevin Ward at Harwich police station on 101.