Three boys have been arrested after a stolen car crashed into a horsebox in Theydon Bois.
Two 17-year-olds and a 14-year-old were held following a burglary in Purlieu Way on Thursday, where a white Volkswagen Golf was reported missing.
Soon after the theft, at about 17:40 BST, officers had located the vehicle and arrested the teenagers.
Police say the car may have been in convoy with a black vehicle. All three boys have been released on police bail.
A 17-year-old from London was arrested on suspicion of burglary, going equipped, theft of a motor vehicle and possession of a class B drug.
Another 17-year-old from Woodford Green was arrested on suspicion of burglary while a 14-year-old, also from Woodford Green, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft of a motor vehicle.
Anyone with dashcam footage of the Volkswagen in the area of B172 Abridge Road to the A113 Ongar Road should contact Essex Police.
Theydon: Call to say they can see suspects breaking into a house. Says they have stolen then car. Vehicle seen by police within minutes and attempts to make off but in doing so drives straight into a horsebox. 3 run.3 https://t.co/bAw0aGajNr @EFD_Ashift @BrentEppingCPT pic.twitter.com/yHXufkiypZ— EP_RPU_South (@EP_RPU_South) September 6, 2018
Police have not said whether there were any animals in the horsebox.