Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up

An area was cordoned off by police.

An area was cordoned off by police. - Credit: Archant

A red Saab 9-5 Vector vehicle was stolen from Frambury Lane, in Newport, between May 22 at 3pm and May 29 at 12.30pm.

The windscreen of a silver Alpha Romeo was smashed in Stebbing between 4.30pm and 5pm on May 30.

A nursery greenhouse was entered in London Road, Great Chesterford, on May 30 at 6.30am. Suspects pulled up plants and knocked over a few items, before running off towards the railway station when they were seen.

Criminal damage was caused to a Mitsubishi L200 vehicle, parked in Thaxted Road, Wimbish, between May 27 and May 30. Nine nails were hammered in a line across the front offside tyre and five nails were also placed in the front nearside wheel.

Damage was caused to the front door lock of a house in King Street, Saffron Walden, between 5.30pm on May 28 and 8.55am on May 31. Screws were dropped into the keyhole, and a locksmith was needed to remove them.


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A shop was also targeted in King Street between 5.30pm on June 2 and 8am on June 3, when glue and a screw were placed in the lock. A locksmith was called so that staff could enter.

A house in High Street, Great Sampford, was burgled between 9am on May 29 and 12.25pm on May 30. Suspects forced a back utility window and conducted a messy search. It is unknown if anything was stolen.

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Documents were removed from a vehicle parked on a driveway in Great Hallingbury between 10pm on May 31 and 7am on June 1.

Two attempts were made to break-in to a metal shed in Birchanger Lane, Birchanger, between 9am on May 23 and 9am on May 28. On the first occasion, the padlock from the metal gate was removed and an attempt was made to break the padlock on the shed. The second time, an attempt was made to remove the replaced padlock on the gate but no entry was gained.

Items were stolen from a house in High Easter, after thieves threw a brick through a side window to gain entry. The incident took place between 3.30pm and 6.30pm on May 31.

Personal documents were stolen from a vehicle, parked on a driveway in Bedlars Green, Great Hallingbury, between 10pm on May 31 and 7am on June 1.

Eggs were thrown at a house in Spruce Avenue, Great Dunmow, a repeated number of times between 4.30am on May 28 and June 2, causing the victim more than minimal effort to remove.

Vandals caused damage to the bus shelter in Cambridge Road, Stansted, by smashing the roof. The incident took place between 6am on May 27 and 10am on June 1.

The nearside front and back tyres of a grey BMW 530 were slashed in Church Road, Stansted, between 4pm on May 31 and 6am on June 1.

Items were stolen from a house in Chelmsford Road, High Easter, between 11am and 4.15pm on May 31. Thieves broke the back kitchen window to gain access.

Entry was gained to a house in Bustard Green, Lindsell, via the back patio door between May 21 and June 3 at 8.45am. Unknown what items were stolen.

Two attempted burglaries took place in Parsonage Road, Takeley in the past few months. On April 17, suspects tried to jemmy the window of a property and between May 31 and June 1, a front window of a house was forced. No entry was gained in either incident.

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

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