Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up

Joyce Frankland Academy in Newport has been targeted by vandals for the fifth time in a month

Joyce Frankland Academy in Newport has been targeted by vandals for the fifth time in a month - Credit: Archant

An Audi TT, which was parked on Willow Road, Dunmow, was broken into between December 21 and December 26 after the front passenger window was smashed. The door was also pulled away from the frame, and once inside, thieves removed toiletries from underneath the front seat.

Overnight on December 27, thieves entered a property on Herrington Avenue, Stansted through the back door. A Mulberry purse valued at £200, bank cards and a three-figure sum of cash were stolen from inside.

Thieves stole a commercial van from the side of the road on Hawthorn Close in Takeley on New Year’s Eve. The van was unlocked and the keys were inside the vehicle as the owner was working nearby. The van was found three miles away but tools and specialist equipment had been stolen from inside. Items included two REMS pipe threaders (electric and hand), a REMS 110 volt saw valued at £200, and breathing apparatus valued at £500.

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


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