Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up


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Thieves gained entry to a property on The Street, Rayne between 8.30am and 11.50am on November 13 by smashing the pane of glass in the back door. A messy search was conducted and items were stolen from within.

Burglars broke into a sealed container in Vicarage Road, Finchingfield overnight on November 12 by breaking the lock. Once inside, new shower fittings, taps and a power saw with a total value of more than £900 were stolen.

Overnight on November 13, thieves gained access to a building site on Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden, and cut holes in various containers and stripped copper cables.

Thieves entered a farm in Little Chesterford overnight on November 16, and stole a yellow and black JCB 803 mini digger valued at £7,000. They also removed a 10ft long multi-axle trailer valued at £1,000.

Damage was caused to the front door frame and lock of a property in Wards Croft, Saffron Walden on November 17 as suspects attempted to gain entry. The incident took place between 8.30am and 10.15am, but no access was gained to the property.

Between 4pm on November 17, and 7am on November 18, damage was caused in gaining entry to a property on Walden Road, Saffron Walden. A barn was also entered and searched, and items were damaged.

A brick was thrown through the windscreen of a Land Rover, which was parked in Claypit Piece, Saffron Walden, between 11am and 1.30pm on November 15.

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Vandals caused damage to a poly tunnel and items within in Bush Road, Saffron Walden by driving through it between 6pm on November 18 and 9am on November 19.

Criminal damage was caused to a Ford Fiesta ST overnight on November 12. The vehicle was parked on Knights Way, Great Dunmow and was scratched on all panels, including the roof, with a variety of lines and crosses.

Thieves stole tubs of sweets and alcohol from a commercial property in White Street, Great Dunmow after gaining entry on November 15 at 2am.

Vandals cut the fuel pipe to a Ford Fiesta on Patmore Road, Stansted between 11am on November 13 and 1pm on November 14. A Ford Fiesta van, also parked on Patmore Road, was targeted during the same time frame.

On November 16, between 10.50am and 5.45pm, entry was gained to a property in Croasdaile Road, Stansted by jemmying the back patio doors. Once inside, searches of all bedrooms were made and cash, jewellery and a packet of cola bottle sweets were taken.

Suspects attempted to gain entry to a property on Stortford Road, Dunmow via a back window between midnight on November 13 and 3pm on November 16.

A generator, jet washer, laptop, tools and a jacket were stolen from a development site on Dunmow Road, Takeley between 4.30pm on November 17 and 6.40am on November 18. Thieves broke into containers and the site office and damage was caused.