BMW taken and crashed into building before being returned to owner

PUBLISHED: 15:45 07 January 2019 | UPDATED: 15:58 07 January 2019

A vehicle which was earlier on fire on the M11 has been cleared to the hard shoulder. Picture: ARCHANT

A vehicle which was earlier on fire on the M11 has been cleared to the hard shoulder. Picture: ARCHANT


A BMW was taken from a street in Elsenham without the owner's permission and crashed into a building before being returned to the victim without telling them what happened.

The black BMW 320d was taken from Jenkins Drive in a case of aggravated vehicle taking at some point between October 10 last year and January 1.

A blue and white Suzuki motorbike was stolen from Radwinter Road in Saffron Walden on December 28 and on December 29, suspects rammed an electric gate to a property in Wicken Road in Saffron Walden using a vehicle from the grounds and accessed the building by cutting the padlock. Once inside, they conducted a messy search but nothing was taken.

In Dunmow Road in Great Easton on December 28, suspects damaged the victim’s car by deflating all four tyres and between January 1 and January 2, suspects cut the cables connected the village of Broxted to the internet.

On January 3, jewellery was stolen during a burglary at a property in Causeway End Road in Dunmow. Suspects forced entry through the rear of the house.

Suspects gained access to a site in Bury Water Lane in Newport between January 1-3 and drove unknown vehicles across the fields causing damage to the crops and lead was stolen from a shed roof at a property in Ashdon Road in Saffron Walden at some point between December 21 and January 3.

There was an attempted burglary at a business in Silver Street in Stansted on January 3 - suspects drove up to the storage shed belonging to the business and attempted to gain access by attacking the locks on the doors.

There was an attempted burglary on January 4 in Mill Close in Elsenham whereby the suspect tried the door handle for a few seconds and discovering that it was locked, they then put their fingers through the letterbox. The victim saw their fingers but it is not believed they touched any of the surfaces.

Anyone with information in relation to these incidents should contact Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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