Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up


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A burglary at a shop in Market Place, Saffron Walden, took place on May 13 at 4.08am when thieves forced entry to the front door. A duvet cover was used to steal a large quantity of fragrances from the ground floor of the store.

A spare wheel was stolen from underneath a silver Mercedes, which was parked in Peachey Walk, Stansted, on May 13 at 4.50pm.

Three vans were broken into in Coopers End, Takeley on May 13. The first incident took place between 7.15am and 8.50am when three drills were taken from a Vauxhall Combo van after the driver’s side door lock was punched out. A Volkswagen Caddy van was also targeted between 8.10am and 8.40am when the back window was smashed and items were stolen. A white Ford Transit was broken into in the same time frame, it is unknown if anything was taken.

A set of steel ramps were stolen from the back of a black Nissan Navara pick-up truck, which was parked in Church Street, Newport, between 4pm on May 15 and 7am on May 16.

A white Yamaha motorbike was stolen from the underground car park at St Stephens Court, in Silver Street, Stansted, between 3pm on May 15 and 8.15am on May 16.

A attempted burglary took place at Palmers Lane, Chrishall, between 4.30pm on May 13 and 11am on May 16. Suspects broke the bolt on the outside gate and once inside, tried to gain entry to a shed by smashing a panel of wood on the door. No entry was gained in the incident.

Thieves broke into a wooden outbuilding on Shire Hill, Saffron Walden, by cutting the the padlocks and jemmying the door. The incident took place between May 14 at 3pm and May 16 at 7.30pm and an item was stolen.

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A burglary took place at a property in Church Street, Great Chesterford, between 11.40am and 1.04pm on May 17. An item was stolen after thieves entered by means unknown.

A ground floor flat in Weavers Close, Great Dunmow, was burgled between 8am and 7.30pm on May 18. A messy search was conducted and items were stolen from inside.

An iPad was stolen from the back seat of a blue BMW convertible, which was parked in Rose and Crown Walk in Saffron Walden. The incident took place betwen 1.30pm and 1.45pm on May 18.

On May 18, at 2.57am, an attempt was made to gain entry to a garage in High Cross Lane, Little Canfield. Screws were loosened on the catch, but no damage was caused and nothing was taken in the incident.

Tools were stolen in four separate vehicle theft incidents, which took place overnight on May 18 in Chelmsford Road, Great Dunmow. Both power and hand tools were taken from a Ford Transit van after thieves cropped the padlocks on the back doors. A pedal bike and powertools were also stolen from another vehicle. Two further vehicles were broken into in the same time frame, with more tools stolen.

Three theft from vehicle incidents took place in Rickling Green on May 19. A Makita circular saw was stolen from a white Ford Transit Connect, which was parked between 10.45am and 1pm. A white Citroen Berlingo van was also targeted around the same time, and a Bosch hammer drill, two Makita chargers and one Makita Combi Drill and Makita bag was stolen. Tools worth approximately £700 were also stolen from a silver Mercedes van between 10.30am and 3.15pm, including a black Dewalt tool box containing a cordless jigsaw, cordless circular saw, cordless multi-tool. A Dewalt vacuum cleaner and Stanley Fatmax spirit level were also taken.

A property in Brick Kiln Lane, Stebbing, was broken into on May 19 at 1.45pm after thieves smashed the front door. A messy search of most rooms was conducted, but it is unknown what might have been stolen.

A property in the Garnetts, Takeley, was broken into between 8am and 5.52pm on May 19 after smashing a hole in the back kitchen door. Patio doors were also smashed, but nothing was taken.

Two industrial batteries were stolen from an electrical sub station in Wicken Road, Clavering, on May 20, after thieves forced the door lock.

Thieves broke into a metal shed in Birchanger Lane, Birchanger, between May 20 at 7.30pm and May 21 at 8am, and stole chainsaws. The door to a wooden shed was also forced and bicycles were taken from within.

Between May 17 at 6pm and May 21 at 2pm, an attempt was made to enter two sheds at Birchanger Lane, Birchanger. The sensor from a security light was snapped off and attempts were made to cut through padlocks and bolt locks on the sheds. Damage was caused and several double glazed shed windows were also smashed. Entry was not gained and nothing was taken in the incident.

Anyone with any information regarding these crimes can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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