Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up

PUBLISHED: 14:19 27 December 2016 | UPDATED: 14:19 27 December 2016

Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow crime round-up

Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow crime round-up


A black Land Rover Discovery, parked at Crown Hill, Ashdon, was scratched on the off-side doors and panels between midday and 3pm on December 16.

A Christmas wreath was discovered stolen from the front door of a property in Cypress Court, Great Dunmow, on December 16. Various plants were also taken from the front garden.

A house in Frambury Lane, Newport, was broken into between 4.40pm and 8.30pm on December 16. Suspects removed the panel from the back door to get in, causing damage. Nothing was identified as stolen in the incident.

Criminal damage was caused to a home in Goodwins Close, Takeley, after the lock was glued. The victim has also had prank pizza deliveries and anonymous letters since November.

Eggs were smashed on a victim’s blue Toyota Yaris in Godfrey Way, Great Dunmow, between December 7 and December 8, and a white paint-like substance was also thrown over the vehicle between December 16 and 17, which required professional cleaning.

A white Volkswagen Polo, parked at Stortford Road, Great Dunmow, was keyed on the nearside between 1pm and 2.10pm on December 18.

A pram was stolen from outside the victim’s address in High Street, Great Dunmow, between 2.50pm and 3.30pm on December 18.

Between December 16 and December 18, suspects tried to gain entry to a machinery shed at Gallows Green Road, Stebbing. The battery from a roller, which was next to the shed, was stolen in the incident.

Alloy car wheels and tyres have been stolen on two occasions from a victim’s Toyota MR2 convertible, in North Road, Takeley. Last week, the car was also egged and on December 18, white paint was poured over the back of the vehicle, with the damage estimated at £1,000.

Two bicycles were stolen from the summerhouse of a property in Sewards End between midnight on December 12 and 8.30am on December 19. The thieves smashed a small pane of glass to the summerhouse before reaching through to open the door.

A segway, which was still in its box, was stolen from a rabbit shed in Clavering between 3pm on December 18 and 3.50pm on December 19.

Entry was gained to a silver Ford Transit, parked at St Edmunds Fields, Great Dunmow, overnight on December 18. Nothing was stolen in the incident.

Designer handbags, jewellery and cash were stolen from a house in Hatfield Heath between 1pm and 9,45pm on December 18. The thieves used a ladder to gain access to a flat roof before drilling through both handles of a window to get in.

Tools were stolen from a shed in Windmill Hill, Saffron Walden, between midday on December 11 and 9.50am on December 19.

Also at Windmill Hill, the back windows to a red Ford Transit were smashed and items were stolen from inside. The incident took place between 6pm on December 15 and 6.50am on December 16.

A grey Mini Cooper One, parked at Tanners Way, Saffron Walden, was scratched on the nearside between 4pm on December 13 and 3pm on December 19.

A Yamaha Mini Motto Cross PW50 was stolen from a victim’s garage in Chelmsford Road, High Easter, on December 20 after three thieves cropped the large padlock to gain entry. The thieves also attempted to steal a green Yamaha quad bike and a black and orange KTM 125 off-road motorcycle but were disturbed by the victim, who ran after them but they jumped into a silver saloon and sped off.

Criminal damage was caused to a silver Ford Focus, parked at Braintree Road, Felsted, on two occasions between 7.50am on December 14 and 10.15am on December 21. Cracks were caused to the windscreen from what is believed to be an air rifle.

Heating oil was discovered stolen from an address in Ongar Road, Great Dunmow, on December 21.

A handbag was stolen from a victim in Museum Street, Saffron Walden, on December 21.

Two alloy wheel caps, valued at £200, were discovered stolen from a vehicle in Station Road, Newport, on December 21 at 10.52am. Part of the front grill was also stolen, causing some damage, which was valued at £100.

Tools were stolen from a secure building site in Emson Close, Saffron Walden, after thieves climbed the scaffolding between 6pm on December 21 and 9.40am on December 22.

Super glue was placed in the large industrial padlock on the gates of premises in Stortford Road, Great Dunmow, between 8am and 4,30pm on December 23.

Tools, valued at more than £1,000, were stolen from two storage containers in High Roding after thieves smashed the padlocks. The incident took place between 6pm on December 22 and 7.50am on December 23.

Any information regarding any of these crimes can be reported to police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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