Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up


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Thieves gained access to a property in Bailey Bridge Road, Braintree on February 21 between 2.30pm and 4pm, by smashing the back patio doors.

Once inside, keys to a blue Vauxhall Corsa were taken and the car was then stolen from the driveway. The vehicle was later located in Great Notley.

A house in Walden Road, Littlebury was burgled between 11.30pm on February 22 and 8.20am on February 23. Thieves gained entry by forcing a back fanlight window and causing damage to window panes. A cream linen handbag with leather straps was stolen from inside the property and various items were found outside the house.

Copper piping and a water tank were stolen from a garage in Castle Street, Saffron Walden overnight on February 22. Thieves forced the lock and caused damage to the garage door.

A white Ford Transit van was stolen from a driveway in Castle Cross, Saffron Walden between 5pm on February 24 and 9.30am on February 25.

Overnight on February 22, thieves gained access to a Nissan Qashqai, which was parked in Town Street in Thaxted. No damage was caused to the vehicle but £30 in cash, a compact disc player, and an Apple tv box were stolen.

A Mitsubishi pickup truck, parked in Flitch Green, Felsted, was broken into overnight on February 24 by prising the back tailgate. Items stolen were; a saw, an angle grinder, an Hitachi drill, various gardening hand tools and bucket, a rake, a pruning knife, protective garden clothing, a petrol can, weed killer, a ladder, a Stihl petrol hedge trimmer, a garden strimmer, a chainsaw and an extension lead.

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