Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up

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The front and back number plates of a red Skoda Fabia were stolen on March 23 between 4.30pm and 5.30pm. The vehicle was parked at Lord Butler Leisure Centre, in Peaslands Road, Saffron Walden.

A safe was stolen from a property in Bullfields, Newport on March 2 between 10am and 12.15pm after thieves broke in. Contents of the safe are unknown.

Between March 18 and March 20, a Mercedes E350, parked in New Road, Saffron Walden, was scratched on the offside back door and back panel.

Two cars were broken into overnight on March 18 in Stansted. Firstly, thieves entered a silver Honda Civic, in Woodfields, and stole a purse and a satellite navigation system. The second incident occurred in St Johns Crescent when a dashboard camera was taken from a Peugeot 5008.

More than £5,000 worth of damage was caused to a Mercedes SL320 in Wyndrell Close, Little Canfield on March 19 at 11.15pm. Every window of the vehicle was smashed, the bodywork was scratched and the soft-top was damaged. An alarm, worth £3,000, was also ripped out. A ground floor window of a property was also smashed in the close.


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Thieves broke into a shed in Braintree Road, Great Dunmow, between March 20 and March 22, by forcing the lock. An Echo wheel strimmer, valued at £500, was stolen from inside.

Overnight on March 19, thieves broke into a Ford Transit van, parked at Holloway Crescent in Leaden Roding, by forcing the side panel door. Items were taken from inside the van and from the driver’s area.

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Thieves stole tools from a Ford Transit van, parked at Roseacres, Takeley, overnight on March 21. Two D handle strimmers, valued at £200, two hedge cutters, valued at £100, and a back pack blower, also valued at £100, were stolen from inside.

A Ford KA, parked in a car park in Church Street, Great Dunmow, had all four tyres slashed overnight on March 21.

A grey BMW X5 was stolen from a driveway in Willow Road, Great Dunmow between 11.30pm on March 21 and 3.05am on March 22.

More than £5,000 worth of tools were stolen from a Mitsubishi Shogun, parked at the junction of the B1057 and Lindsell Lane in Stebbing, between 8.30am and 1.30pm on March 22. Thieves smashed the rear window and removed four Husqvarna chainsaws and a Stihl chainsaw.

Between March 22 and March 24, thieves broke into a shed on Ongar Road, Great Dunmow, by removing the padlocks. A hedge trimmer and chainsaw were stolen in the incident.

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