Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up


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Thieves smashed the passenger window of a Mazda Demio and stole an Apple iPod, valued at £35, from inside overnight on September 18. Damage was also caused to the interior as panels and wires were ripped out of the vehicle, which was parked at Chalk Farm Lane, Newport.

A black and red Giant Defy road cycle, which is valued at £700, was stolen from an underground garage on Station Street, Saffron Walden between 6.30am and 5pm on September 17. Thieves cut two cable locks to gain access and remove the bike.

Overnight on September 20, a black Honda Vision motorcycle was stolen from West Road, Saffron Walden.

Thieves stole 20 lengths of 15ft timber from an open barn in Sheepcote Green, Clavering between September 11 and September 15. The wood is valued at £700 and it is believed that a lorry would have been used to remove the timber.

On September 19 at 3pm, thieves gained access to a building site hut in Great Easton by removing the padlock, and stole tools valued at more than £4,000. The tools included a Hitachi breaker, Makita tool kit and a chop saw.

Dunmow Leisure Centre, at Parsonage Downs, was broken into between midnight and 5.30am on September 24, and a three-figure sum of cash was stolen from the till. Thieves gained access via the electric doors and caused damage valued at £5,000.

A cycle was stolen from Walson Way, Stansted between September 19 and September 21 after thieves cut the bike’s padlock. The cycle is described as a white road bike with curved handle bars, has “vertigo” written on the frame in dark red, and is valued at £300.

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Between 11am and 12.30pm on September 24, thieves gained access to a property on Station Road, Felsted through a window accessed by a slanting roof. Items were removed from inside but value is unknown.

Thieves jimmied open a rear window to a property in Ardley End, Hatfield Heath. Once inside a child’s purse and a pair of Rayban sunglasses were stolen.

Entry was gained to a property in Woodside Green, Great Hallingbury between 8.30am and 4.21pm on September 21 by smashing rear conservatory doors. A silver chain worth £80 was stolen.

If you have any information about any of these incidents, then contact Braintree Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.