Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up


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Entry was gained to a premises in Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, on January 24 at 7pm via a first floor window. The window was forced and damage was caused to the metal frame and handle, estimated at £200. Nothing was taken from the premises but the front of a filing cabinet, worth around £100, was ripped off.

Overnight on January 24, vandals smashed the rear window of a red Ford Focus, which was parked in the High Street, Littlebury. No entry was gained to the vehicle.

Vandals caused damage to a vehicle parked in the area of Cherry Garden Lane, Newport by scratching the bonnet, passenger side wing and door between January 22 and January 28.

Overnight on January 27, vandals scratched the whole length on the near side of a Nissan Qashqai and a Ford Focus, which were parked in Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden.

Thieves stole a wallet from a work van, which was parked in High Street, Henham on January 22. No other items were taken.

A green Land Rover Defender was stolen from The Street, High Easter on January 23 between 5.30pm and 5.45pm, while the owner was momentarily away from the vehicle. Thieves used the car’s keys, which had been left in the ignition.

Entry was gained to the pavilion at Stansted Cricket Club in Cambridge Road, Stansted between January 22 and January 25 by forcing sliding doors open. It is unknown if anything was taken at this time.

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Overnight on January 25, three vehicles were broken into in Stansted. A wallet was stolen from a vehicle parked on a driveway in the Chapel Hill area, and another vehicle had a TomTom satellite navigation system stolen in the same vicinity. A vehicle in Hampton Road was also broken into and an iPod was taken. No damage was caused to any of the vehicles.

Numerous tools were stolen from a Ford Transit van in Dunmow overnight on January 25. The tools included two angle grinders, router, planer, jigsaw, laser, saw, spade and various bricklayers tools. No damage was caused to the vehicle.

On January 27, between 2pm and 6.10pm, thieves gained entry to a property in Ongar Road, Dunmow by forcing the front door and damaging the lock. A messy search was conducted and items were stolen from within.

Thieves broke into a property in the area of Stortford Road and Rosemary Lane, Dunmow by smashing the back French door and stole a 43 inch television set and car keys to an Audi A4.

Between 7.45am and 2pm on January 28, a black Mini One from Chelmsford Road, Dunmow was stolen by means unknown.

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