Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up


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Thieves entered a silver BMW in Gilpin Way, Great Notley overnight on February 28. A chicken and mushroom slice was removed from inside as well as a spare key to another vehicle.

Two break-ins and one burglary took place in Saffron Walden over the last week. Firstly, an attempt was made to gain entry to a property in Allard Way, Saffron Walden at around 1.30am on February 28. A kitchen window was found damaged and cracked at the bottom, but nothing was stolen.

Secondly, a suspect was disturbed as he broke into a property in Gabriel Street in the town on February 29 at 2.24am. A police helicopter was called to search the area but the man was not found. The suspect is described as a 6ft tall white male, of stocky build, who was wearing a dark coloured balaclava and a dark coloured jacket.

Finally, between 8.50am and 2.05pm on March 4, a small amount of cash was stolen from a property in the Wayback, Saffron Walden after entry was gained.

Thieves broke into a Ford Transit van, which was parked in the Travelodge, Chelmsford Road, Dunmow, overnight on February 26. The offside side was forced open and a red Hilti 240 volt drill, valued at £350 and a Makita black and white drill, valued at £250, were stolen from inside.

Two car thefts took place in Dunmow in two days and police believe the incidents could be linked. A BMW X5 was stolen after thieves broke into a property on Parsonage Downs, Great Dunmow between 6.30pm on February 26 and 12.15am on February 27. A ladies Gucci rose coloured watch, valued at £850, a three figure sum of cash and keys to the BMW were stolen, before the car was taken from the driveway. The vehicle has since been recovered in the Dunmow area.

A silver Mercedes SL350 AMG was also stolen from a property on The Causeway, Great Dunmow on February 28 between midnight and 9am. After removing a kitchen window, the thieves stole three sets of car keys for three different vehicles before taking the Mercedes from the driveway. The car has since been recovered by Hertfordshire Police.

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On March 3 at 2.18am, entry was gained to a retail premises in Bennet Canfield, Little Canfield by forcing a glass window. Once inside, thieves caused damage to cabinets and stole money and an Apple iPhone 4.

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