BURGLARS stole a £22,000 Mercedes car from the drive of a house in Billericay.

They broke into the house, in Wash Road, between 5.30am and 4.30pm on June 18 to get the keys to the 2012 Mercedes E220.

The car was found by police at 7pm the same day in Dews Green, Basildon.

Anyone with information about the theft, or anyone who saw the car being abandoned is asked to call Basildon police on 101, or leave the information anonymously with Crimestoppers, on 0800 555111.