Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up
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A white Ford Transit van was stolen from Latchmore Bank, Little Hallingbury, between 11pm on November 14 and 8.50am on November 15.
A fence and small trees were pulled down at an address in Little Hallingbury between 4.10pm and 8.10pm on November 15.
Two garage break-ins and one attempted garage burglary took place at The Dreys, Ashdon, between November 15 and November 16. In both break-ins, the garage doors were forced, although nothing was reported stolen. In the attempted incident, the garage door handle was snapped off but no entry was gained.
Fishing gear was stolen from a shed in Ravens Crescent, Felsted. between November 15 and November 16, after the padlock was smashed off.
The off-side wing mirror of a Vauxhall Zafira, parked in Victoria Avenue, Saffron Walden, was carefully removed between 6pm on November 15 and 8.40am on November 16.
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Two house burglaries took place in Peaslands Road, Saffron Walden. Items were stolen in the first break-in, which took place between 7.30am and 7.56pm on November 16. Thieves kicked a back patio door, causing the glass to smash to get in and a messy search of the upstairs bedroom was conducted. In the second incident, which took place between 1pm on November 15 and 1.40pm on November 17, the back dining room window was jemmied and the suspects bolted the inner door in case anyone came through the front door.
The front and back number plates of a blue Volkswagen, parked on Peaslands Road, Saffron Walden, were unscrewed and stolen between midday on November 12 and 1.15pm on November 17.
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Profanities were spray painted onto a victim’s door in Sawbridgeworth Road, Hatfield Heath, between 7.30pm on November 11 and 11.51am on November 12.
Thieves entered Homebase in Elizabeth Way, Saffron Walden, just before 10am on November 12 and over a period of time left the store and came back on a number of occasions. The suspects removed power tools before walking through the store to the outside gardening department to throw the items over the fence. The items were then collected from the back of the building before being loaded into a dark coloured Citroen. This happened several times. The thieves then left together without making any attempt to pay for any of the tools.
Suspects went into a shop in Cambridge Road, Stansted, at around 8.15pm on November 12, and filled a bag with sirloin, T-bone and fillet steaks. They then rushed out of the store, drawing attention, running towards a Ford Transit van. When challenged, the suspects threw the meat back.
Two burglaries took place in Great Hallingbury on November 14. In the first incident in Wright’s Green Lane, which took place between 8am and 3.15pm, entry was gained after the back window was forced open. A safe, containing various jewellery items, was stolen along with a collection of model cars. Damage was caused to the walls, carpet and radiator. In the second burglary, which happened between 10.10am and 3.45pm in Church Road, the kitchen window was smashed with a garden bolt and a messy search was conducted. Various items were removed from inside.
Property was stolen from a building in Stortford Road, Great Dunmow, between 10pm on November 13 and 5.10am on November 14.
A wallet, containing bank cards, was stolen from a victim in Market Hill between 2pm and 4.37pm on November 14. The victim’s card was then used at four cash points to steal a total of £1,000.
Linen and a hand-held computer were stolen from a store in King Street, Saffron Walden, sometime between 9.30am on November 12 and 12.06pm on November 14.
Tools were stolen from a Isuzu tipper, parked in Chelmsford Road, Leaden Roding, between 2pm on November 13 and 9.39am on November 14. Thieves cut the padlock to a storage box on the vehicle.
Front and back number plates were stolen from a blue Volkswagen Golf, parked at Water Lane, Radwinter, between 3pm on November 13 and 4.22pm on November 14.
Tools were stolen from a container in Linton Road, Ashdon, after thieves gained entry by forcing the padlock. The incident took place between 8.30am on November 10 and 1.15pm on November 15.
Any information about any of these crimes can be reported to police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.