Saffron Walden and Dunmow weekly crime round-up

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Thieves were disturbed attempting to steal two bicycles from Market Street, Saffron Walden, on August 25, using bolt croppers to attempt to break the cable locks.

A burglary took place overnight between 10pm on August 26 and 8am on August 27 in the Abbey Lane area of Saffron Walden. Thieves gained entry by smashing the back window and took items from inside and damaged the till.

The back door glass of a property was smashed overnight on August 24 in Widdington, Newport.

Front and back number plates were removed from a BMW Z4, which was parked in Bullfields, Newport, overnight on August 27.

Tools were stolen from a Ford Transit van, which was parked at Birchanger Lane, Stansted overnight on August 24. No forced enry was recorded.


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Thieves were disturbed after attempting to break into a Ford Transit van at Stoneyfield Drive, Stansted on August 25 at 1.25am. It appears suspects could be using a master key to gain entry to the vehicles as no damage is being caused.

Thieves attempted to break into a Renault Master van in the Gaunts End area of Stansted Mountfitchet between 5.30pm on August 25 and 8am on August 26. Damage was caused to the back door lock, but no entry was gained.

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Thieves broke into a van on The Street, Rayne, overnight on August 24 and stole tools valued at more than £1,500.

A Volvo XC60 was stolen from a driveway in Cuckoo Way, Great Notley between 4pm and 4.30pm on August 29.

Tools were stolen from a van in Dunmow Road, Takeley after thieves smashed the back windows between 7.15am and 4.30pm on August 25.

The Holy Trinity Church, in Church Lane, Takeley, was broken into overnight on August 23 and a great deal of damage was caused to two doors and an attempt was made to remove a safe.

The front and back number plates were removed from a vehicle parked in Burgattes Road, Little Canfield between August 21 and 23.

A black Vauxhall was stolen from Burnstie Road, Felsted between August 17 and 24.

Thieves were disturbed attempting to break in to a vehicle on Clarendon Road, Great Dunmow on August 24 between 10pm and midnight.

Items of jewellery were stolen from a house in the Ardley End area of Hatfield Heath between 1.30pm and 3pm on August 25. Thieves gained entry by forcing the back kitchen window.

If you have any information regarding any of these crimes, then contact police on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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