Saffron Walden and Dunmow weekly crime round-up


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A ladder and a lawn scarifier were stolen from a shed in Wethersfield.

Thieves smashed open the shed in the Saffron Gardens home between 8am on January 29 and 3pm on the following day.

Vandals have damaged a fence panel in Frambury Lane, Newport.

The rear garden bamboo panel was damaged overnight on January 30.

Cash was stolen from a High Street property.

Thieves broke into the Saffron Walden property overnight on January 20 by breaking a window at the rear.

They opened and went through a cabinet on the ground floor before going upstairs and opening another cabinet and removed a cash box from inside. The box contained £60.

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It is thought the burglars disabled the alarm to the building.

A Ferrari had its number plates stolen about 2pm on Tuesday, February 2.

The black sportscar was parked on Station Road, Takeley.

Registration plates from a Kia Ceed were also taken overnight on February 4.

The car was parked in Windmill Close, Dunmow.

Thieves broke into a building site in Parsonage Downs, Great Dunmow, overnight on February 3.

The site’s bolted fence locks were forced open and the burglars targeted an office, conducting a tidy search, and stealing a laser level.

They then forced their way into a toilet block and removed keys for plant machinery, which were found later.

Tools and a wallet were stolen from a Ford Transit van parked in Rochford Close, Stansted.

Thieves left no damage to the van’s locks or doors. The rear doors were pushed to, but not shut.

A spare wheel was stolen from a vehicle in Great Easton.

The thieves cut the winch holding the wheel underneath the black Land Rover Discovery to access the spare.

If you have any information about these crimes, call Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.