Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up
PUBLISHED: 13:51 16 January 2017 | UPDATED: 13:51 16 January 2017
A metal storage unit, in Pond Lane, Hatfield Heath, was broken into after the timber door was jemmied. Nothing was taken in the incident which took place between 3pm on January 5 and 9am on January 7. A steel storage unit was also broken into at the same location between January 6 and January 7, with an angle grinder being used to get in. Once again, nothing was stolen.
The front windscreen of a white Audi Q3, which was parked in High Street, Newport, was smashed between 6.30pm on January 6 and 12.15pm on January 7.
Two vehicles were stolen in a burglary at a premises in Park Road, Great Chesterford, between 5pm on January 6 and 9.35am on January 7. A messy search was conducted and the vehicles – a Mitsubishi Shogun Warrior and a Mazda Pick-up – were taken along with a range of tools.
A toy scooter was stolen from a bike rack in Peaslands Road, Saffron Walden, between 2pm and 2.18pm on January 8.
Wavy line scratches were discovered on a blue Ford Fiesta and a silver BMW 523 in Chapel Hill, Stansted on January 8.
An attempt was made to break into a garage in Alsa Gardens, Elsenham, between midnight and 8.30pm on January 9. Damage was caused to the garage door.
Items were stolen from a silver Ford Transit van, parked at Walnut Walk, Great Dunmow, between 5.30pm on January 10 and 7.45am on January 11. A blue Ford Transit was also targeted in Parsonage Downs, Great Dunmow, between 7pm and 9pm on January 10. Items were also stolen in this incident.
Cash was stolen from a purse, which had been dropped in Star Lane, Great Dunmow, and then discarded. A member of the public then found the purse and returned it to the person’s home address.
A workshop in Walden Road, Debden, was broken into between 8am on December 23 and 7pm on January 11. The lock was forced and batteries were stolen from inside.
Approximately £200 worth of damage was caused to crops after a vehicle was driven onto farmland at Stortford Road, Clavering, between 7pm and 10pm on January 11.
Items were stolen from an open stable block at Pharisee Green, Great Dunmow, between 11pm on January 11 and 6am on January 12.
A large number of electrical tools were stolen from a white Vivaro Panel van, which was parked at the Dunmow Working Mens Club, in High Street, Great Dunmow. A large hole was cut in the back door and thieves prised off the lock to break in.
Burglars got into an unlocked stable on Milch Hill Lane, Felsted and stole a hedge cutter and 50litres of fuel. It happened sometime between January 4 and January 9 at 1.47pm.
A scratch longer than 60cm was made to the passenger side door of a black Range Rover Evoke between November 20, 2016 at 9am and January 9, 2017 at 1.37pm. It was parked on Cambridge Road in Stansted.
A whole can full of petrol was stolen from the forecourt of a house in Mill End, Thaxted, sometime between midnight and 11.33am on January 9.
Criminals messily searched a house on Woodside Green before stealing items they found. It happened sometime between January 9 at 3.30pm and January 10 at 4.10pm – it is not known how they got in.
Jewellery was stolen from a house in Stansted Road, Elsenham after criminals smashed the kitchen window at some point between 2.30pm and 8.54pm on January 9.
Deep scratches were made from the front of a gold Volvo XC90 right to the back, while it was parked in Spruce Avenue, Great Dunmow, between 8.15am and 9.14am on January 10.
Twenty bags of coal, four propane bottles, and a tarpaulin were stolen from a back garden in Elm Close, Takeley, between 6pm and 6.44pm on January 10.
Toilet water flooded the floor when criminals smashed up the lavatory at the A120 to A130 junction, between 9am on January 10 and 8am on January 12.
A house on Leaden Roding, The Rodings, was the target of an attempted burglary when criminals tried to jemmy and force the lock on the front door sometime between January 10 at 10pm and January 11 at 7pm.
Burglars went inside a shed on Fullers End, in Elsenham, and made a tidy search between January 12 at 6pm and January 13 at 9.06am. Nothing was removed.
Plexiglass on a cat flap was damaged when someone tried to get inside a house on Chaffix, in Felsted, between 11.15pm on January 12 and 9.07am on January 13. They did not succeed and did not get inside the house.
A tyre was slashed on a black Ford Fiesta parked in Clifford Smith Drive, in Felsted, sometime between January 11 at 6pm and January 12 at 11.09am. It was tyre on the rear driver’s side.
Distraction aided a thief who stole a purse from inside a handbag and then used one of the card to withdraw £50 from an ATM. The victim was just exiting the ladies loo on Hill Street, Saffron Walden, when two women obstructed her way and a man brushed past her. She only realised her purse was gone when she later tried to pay at a till. It happened on January 13, between 1.20pm and 3.30pm.
Tools worth £5000 were stolen from a white Pergeot Partner between 5pm on January 12 and 5.17am on January 13. The criminals smashed the front passenger side window to get inside the car, which was parked on Mortymer Close in Little Canfield.
Anyone with information should call the police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.