Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up: Young girl and woman seen shoplifting

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Tools worth £1,500 were stolen from a shed in Wendens Ambo. Thieves entered the shed, in the rear garden of a home, between April 20 and 21 by damaging the lock.

A wing mirror of a blue Audi A4 was punched off the car by someone driving past. The car, parked in Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden, at 1.35pm on April 22, suffered damage to the mirror, cowling and its window.

A cool box and other items were stolen from a car in High Street, Hempstead, on April 16. Thieves took the items while the victim was loading possessions into the white Toyota Hilux pick up truck.

A young child accompanied by an adult shoplifted various items from a shop in Hallett Road, Flitch Green, just before 10am on April 23.

The girl picked up magazines, cheesecakes and cream and put them in a yellow back pack and the adult stole chicken dips and cheese, placing them in a shoulder bag. The shoplifters continued shopping and paid for items in a baskets, but made no attempt to pay for the concealed items.


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A home in Catons Lane, Saffron Walden, was broken into between 9.30am and 1pm on April 23. A window was broken but nothing was taken in the raid.

Items were removed from containers in Ridley Gardens, Elsenham. Thieves broke into an office, between 1pm on April 23 and 8.10am on April 25, by pulling a shutter open and levering a window. They took keys to containers and removed items from inside. The keys were left in the container locks.

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A pickpocket took a victim’s mobile phone from their back pocket. The theft, at Grange Lane, Little Dunmow, happened between midday and 2pm on April 16.

A white and red-trimmed Specialized Hardrock bike was stolen from outside a house in Rowney Avenue, Wimbish. The bike, which was securely stored to the front of the home, was taken between 3pm on April 20 and 8am on April 25.

Attempted burglars failed to break into a home in Rowney Avenue, Wimbish, through the back door of the victim’s home. The failed break-in, the 10th time in the village in a fortnight, took place between April 23 and 25.

Vandals smashed into a phone box in High Street, Saffron Walden, at about 9pm on April 26 and stole money from a cash box.

The driver’s side door of a car parking on Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden, was scratched. The vandal, who used an unknown implement, was able to escape unseen,

An unoccupied house in Old Mead Road, Henham, was raided between April 26 and 27. The burglars forced open the back door and stole copper piping, radiators and a water tank.

Money and other items were stolen from a bedroom of a home in Ongar Road, Great Dunmow. Thieves smashed a hole through the rear patio doors, between 1pm and 2.30pm on April 28, to get into the house, before conducting a messy search of an upstairs bedroom.

Thieves broke into a home in Chelmsford Road, Good Easter, by a side kitchen window. They smashed the glass and caused damage to the frame. Once inside they searched upstairs and stole items. The raid took place between 8.15am and 5pm on April 28.

A motorist fell victim to a distraction theft after the suspect asked for directions. Items were taken from a black Toyota Rav 4 while the victim was giving directions at 6pm on April 1.

INFORMATION: If you know anything about any of these crimes, call Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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