Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Saffron Walden

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Saffron Walden - Credit: Archant

Vandals caused smoke damage to a phone box near Grove Villas in Great Saling by setting off fireworks inside. The incident took place on February 2 between noon and 1pm.

Vandals caused damage to a black Ford Fiesta, which was parked in Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden, by scratching the offside paintwork. The incident took place between 4pm on February 5 and 9am on February 6, and the scratches were very deep.

A bicycle was stolen from outside a property in Linton Close, Saffron Walden, between 9am and 4pm on February 8.

Entry was gained to an allotment shed in Windmill Hill, Saffron Walden on February 10 and hand tools were stolen.

The passenger side wing mirror of an Audi A3, parked in Railey Road, Saffron Walden, was removed between February 7 and February 12.

Vandals caused damage to a white Hyundai estate car, parked in New Road, Saffron Walden, by scratching the offside and nearside back passenger doors. The incident took place between 8.45am and 5pm on February 12.

All four tyres of a Mercedes car were slashed overnight on February 5 in Broomfields, Hatfield Heath. Vandals also tried to remove the Mercedes badge from the front of the vehicle.

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Thieves gained entry to five containers at a location in Felsted between February 5 and February 8 and stole a large quantity of tools. Entry was also gained to two offices at the location by jemmying the doors and further tools were stolen.

Overnight on February 7, thieves gained entry to a black Mercedes C220 in Bayford Way, Stansted and stole an iPod and lead from the centre console.

The front and back number plates were removed from a Vauxhall Vivaro van, which was parked in a lay-by near Bury Lodge Lane in Takeley. The incident took place between 5.30am and 11am on February 8.

Between midnight and 7.30am on February 9, thieves crow-barred the back doors of a Ford Transit van in Bran End Fields, Stebbing, and stole all of the tools from the vehicle. Another Ford Transit, parked in Coppas Villas, Stebbing, was also burgled around the same time and a Bosch jigsaw worth £200, and a drill, worth £100, were taken. An attempt was also made to gain access to a Vauxhall Vivaro van, parked in High Street, Stebbing, and the nearside quarter light was smashed. The alarm sounded, which is believed to have scared the assailants off.

Between 11am and 5.30pm on February 10, a silver Volkswagen Polo was stolen from Livermore Lane, Dunmow. The vehicle was later found in New Street and no damage had been caused, although the glove box was open and items had been moved.

Between 9pm on February 10 and 11am on February 11, an attempt was made to gain access to a detached garage in Leaden Roding by tampering with the hinges. No entry was gained and nothing was taken, although damage was caused to the garage’s double doors.

Thieves gained entry to a garden in New Road, Elsenham, by kicking through a fence and then got into the victim’s conservatory. Two sanders were stolen in the incident, which took place between 10am on February 11 and 9.30am on February 12.

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