Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up


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£5,000 in cash was stolen from a house in the Auton Croft area of Saffron Walden overnight on October 3 after thieves got into the property by unknown means. There was no sign of forced entry and all windows and doors were locked at the house.

Suspects attempted to gain access to a property in the Summerhill Road area of Saffron Walden between September 20 and October 2 by forcing the downstairs bathroom window open. No entry was gained but damage was caused to the outside of the window.

Approximately 1,200 litres of heating oil was siphoned from a tank at the front of a property in the New House Lane area of Ashdon, near Saffron Walden. The incident occurred between 12pm on October 5, and 8am on October 6 and no damage was caused.

A disabled blue badge was removed from an unlocked Nissan Qashqai that was parked on a driveway in Woodlands Park Drive in Dunmow between 4.30pm on October 1, and 4.30pm on October 2. No damage was caused to the vehicle.

A black and yellow Suzuki GSXR 750 motorcycle was stolen from the Holloway Crescent area of Leaden Roding, Dunmow between 8am and 2pm on October 2.

Suspects attempted to gain entry to secure premises in the Angel Lane area of Dunmow between October 3 and October 5 by forcing the wooden framed glass panel of the front door with an unknown instrument. Damage was caused to the door frame and a glass door panel was smashed. Suspects also attempted to gain access via the back of the premises through a small window. Entry was not gained and nothing was taken.

A caravan was stolen from a yard in the Duck End area of Stebbing, near Dunmow, by attaching it to a vehicle. The caravan was later found nearby after becoming detached, with damage amounting to £5,500. The incident occurred between 6.30pm and 7pm on October 5.

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Valuable antique furniture, worth more than £5,000, was stolen from the function rooms at Marks Hall in Marks Hall Lane, Margaret Roding overnight on October 8. Suspects forced the door frame and and once inside stole many items including, a chest of drawers, a dresser, a vase and an ornamental clock.

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