Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up


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A bicycle was stolen from Notley Green, Great Notley on September 13 at 4.40pm.

A member of the public saw a group approach the bike, before a black male, aged between 17-19, jumped on it and rode off. The suspect is of medium build, with black afro hair and was wearing a black t-shirt. The bike is described as a blue and white Apollo Outrider and its value is unknown.

Tools valued at £2,840 were stolen after a Ford Transit van was broken into on Shalford Road, Rayne between 12.30am and 10.15am on September 14. Various tools were taken, including a Mega electric meter (which was marked by black dots by the owner), a Bosch SDS 36 volt drill, a Makita drill, a Makita multi-tool and angle tool in a box, a Makita wall chaser, a Brother label maker and other hand tools. All items are marked JCE.

The boundary rope was stolen from Saffron Walden Cricket Club at the Anglo American playing fields between 8pm on September 12 and 3pm on September 16. The rope is valued at £600.

Damage valued at £1,500 was caused to fields in Purton End, Debden by hare coursing. The incident occurred between 1pm and 1.30pm on September 16 and suspects were driving a green and white Land Rover.

A plastic portable toilet was stolen from Stortford Road, Clavering between 5.30pm on September 16 and 10am on September 17.

Thieves stole a green and black coloured road bike, worth £1,600, from a car park in Station Street, Saffron Walden betweenn 2am and 5.30am on September 17.

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Joyce Frankland Academy in Cambridge Road, Newport was broken into on September 18 at 10.50pm. Suspects gained entry by forcing open the timber entrance door, which caused damage to the frame, locks and door, costing £300. Tables were thrown around inside the school, but it is unknown whether anything was stolen.

The rear window of a Land Rover Discovery was smashed on Station Road, Felsted between midnight and 9.30am on September 12 and thieves removed a motorised hedge strimmer and trimmer worth £400.

A shed in the Vicarage Mead area of Dunmow was broken into twice between September 3 and September 13. Suspects kicked open the wooden door in the second incident, which caused £40 worth of damage to the lock.

A white Mercedes Sprinter van was broken into at Claypit Villas in Thaxted at 10.18pm on September 13. A Bosch Kangol drill, valued at £400, was stolen from inside.

Overnight on September 15, thieves gained access to two containers in Watch House Green, Felsted. Two disc cutters and a generator, valued at £1,800, were stolen. All items were engraved with D.A.Cant Ltd badge.

If you have any information regarding these crimes, please contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.