Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up

PUBLISHED: 12:16 12 December 2016 | UPDATED: 12:16 12 December 2016

Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up

Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up


Criminal damage was caused to a Ford KA, which was parked in Upper Mill Field, Great Dunmow, between 8pm and 10.45pm on December 2. Scratches were caused to the back of the car, and both the driver’s and passenger side doors.

Damage was caused to a gold Range Rover at Bush End, near Takeley, when a large branch or log was thrown from a bridge onto the vehicle, causing the windscreen to smash. The incident took place between 5.30pm and 6.40pm on December 4.

A burglary took place at Stansted Road, Elsenham, between December 2 and December 4 after thieves gained entry by forcing the front door. An untidy search was conducted and items were stolen.

Tools and a laptop were stolen from a white Renault Kangoo van, parked at Church Lane, Takeley, after the back door was forced open. The theft took place between midnight on November 22 and 3.35pm on November 30.

Thieves broke into a barn in Pleshey on December 5, between 7.42pm and 7.54pm, and stole a Polaris Ranger and a crop sprayer, which was attached to the back of the Ranger.

Cash, totalling £1,000, was stolen after thieves burgled a house in Little Dunmow between 2.10pm and 6.22pm on December 5.

Tools were stolen after thieves ripped open a garage door in Birdbush Avenue between December 4 and December 5. The tools were taken from a vehicle.

Around 40 trees were cut down in Alsa Wood, Stansted, after suspects sliced through a wire fence to gain access to the victim’s field. The incident took place between 5pm on December 4 and 10.45am on December 5.

A house in Stebbing was burgled between 1.15pm and 2.06pm on December 5. Suspects gained entry by pulling the back door away from the lock, causing damage to the frame. A messy search was conducted in the house, with damage caused to several cupboards and the alarm panel, which was smashed. It is unknown if anything was stolen.

A black Volkswagen Golf was stolen in Little Canfield between November 18 and December 3.

Various items were stolen after thieves gained entry to a shed in Ashdon between 11pm on December 5 and 7am on December 6. Access to the victim’s vehicle was also gained.

Holes were made in all the toilet partition walls at Ash Grove services on the A120 at Great Dunmow between December 2 and December 5.

A house in Wendens Ambo was broken into between December 6 and December 7 after a window was prised open. Nothing was stolen from inside.

The lock from the back of the vehicle, parked in Church Street, Newport, was ripped off between 9pm on December 6 and midday on December 7. No entry was gained and nothing was stolen.

A distraction theft took place at a shop in King Street, Saffron Walden, on December 7 at 12.50pm. The female victim left her handbag on a bench in the store while she tried on a coat. A suspect distracted the victim by holding up a jumper within the shop and asking the victim if she likes it and would she like to try it on. The victim declined and when she took the coat off and went to purchase it, she discovered her purse had been taken.

Items were stolen from a black Chevrolet Captiva in Little Canfield between 6pm on December 6 and 9am on December 7.

A reindeer Christmas decoration was stolen from outside the victim’s house in Worrin Road, near Felsted, between 8.45pm on December 7 and 8.30am on December 8, after the wires were cut.

Fuel to the value of £112.61 was stolen from Tesco in Radwinter Road on December 8 at 3pm. The suspect was driving a white Ford Transit van and after filling up, got into the passenger seat of the vehicle before moving across to the driver’s seat and driving off.

A white Renault Kangoo was broken into on Cambridge Road, Stansted, between 12.40am and 5am on December 8. Entry was gained via the back doors and tools and a bag were stolen. An HSBC card contained in the bag was later found by a member of public and handed in.

A black BMW 325i was broken into, also at Cambridge Road, Stansted, between 10pm on December 7 and 6.30am on December 8. No damage was caused to the vehicle but a search of the glove box and boot was made. Nothing was stolen.

Eggs were thrown at a blue Skoda Fabia at Mountfitchet Road, Stansted, between 4pm on December 7 and 6.15am on December 8.

A pony was discovered stolen from a field in Stortford Road, Hatfield Heath, at 5.20pm on December 9.

An external post box was stolen from the pillar outside the victim’s home in Sawbridgeworth Road, Hatfield Heath, between 8pm on December 7 and 8.45pm on December 9.

A nail gun and dish containing loose change was stolen from a building in Elder Street, Wimbish, between 5pm on December 8 and 12.30pm on December 9. A wooden post was used to force open a metal shutter at the location.

Any information about any of these crimes can be reported to police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 55511.

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