Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up


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On February 16 at 6.15pm, four vandals climbed a fence in Highclere Road, Great Notley, and jumped on the bonnet of an Audi A5 causing around £500 worth of damage.

On the same evening, a satellite navigation system was stolen from a Vauxhall Corsa by smashing the back windscreen. The vehicle was parked in Ellen Way, Great Notley.

An attempt to break-in to a second vehicle, parked at Ellen Way, was also made, and damage was caused to the back nearside panel and rubber on the nearside front window of a Vauxhall Combo van.

Between 8am and 4.10pm on February 17, a property was entered in Ellen Way, Great Notley, when thieves smashed the glass in the back kitchen door. Car keys to a Golf GTI, cash and an electric guitar, which was in the boot of the vehicle, were stolen in the incident.

Thieves broke in to a property in Ansgar Road, Saffron Walden, on February 18 at 2.30am. A travelling bag, household keys, car keys for a VW Polo and a purse were stolen in the incident.

Between 6pm on February 17 and 6pm on February 18, vandals caused damage to a VW Golf, which was parked in Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden, by scratching the roof on the nearside from front to back.

The wing mirror glass from two wing mirrors on a Toyota Corolla were removed overnight on February 18. The vehicle was parked in Crocus Fields, Saffron Walden.

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Items were stolen from a building site in Dunmow Road, Takeley, between 5pm on February 12 and 8am on February 13 after thieves broke in and searched buildings and the site office. Entry was gained to the office by smashing a double-glazed window.

At 8.11am on February 13, entry was gained to a building site in Little Canfield, Dunmow. Locks on units were forced and keys to a dumper truck were taken, which was then used to ram into a digger that was blocking the way. It is unknown what was stolen at this time.

Paint stripper was poured over a black VW Golf in the Poplars, Emblems area of Dunmow between February 13 and February 15.

A small safe was stolen from a premises in Braintree Road, Dunmow, as thieves removed an air vent to gain entry. The incident took place at 4.27am on February 17.

Any information about any of these incidents can be reported to police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.