Two men have been charged with burglary and stealing a car.
Police were alerted to the theft of a Nissan Juke from a house in Cressing Road, Witham, shortly before 3am yesterday.
19-year-old Alfie Smith, and Simon Frisenda, 25, were arrested at 3.28am on the A12 and taken to Braintree Police Station for questioning.
Unemployed Smith, of no given address, was charged with burglary and theft of a motor vehicle.
Frisenda, also unemployed and with no given address, was charged with burglary, driving whilst disqualified, using a motor vehicle without insurance and theft of a motor vehicle.
They have been remanded in custody to appear before Chelmsford Magistrates' Court today.