Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up

PUBLISHED: 14:52 06 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:52 06 March 2017

Saffron Walden  and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up

Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up


A Garmin Forerunner watch was reported stolen from outside the front door of the victim’s property in Normansfield, Great Dunmow, on February 25.

Vandals smashed the the front headlight to a vehicle in Wagon Mead, Hatfield Heath, and let down all four tyres between February 2 and February 23.

A blue Ford Transit van, parked at Collops Villas, in Stebbing, was broken into between 8pm on February 24 and 10.24am on February 25. A search was made of the vehicle but nothing was stolen.

Damage was caused to fencing at Hamilton Road, Takeley, after an attempt was made to open a side wooden gate between midnight on February 22 and 7.40pm on February 24. The fencing was pulled and came away from the lock but no entry was gained.

A gun cabinet, with a weapon inside, was stolen from a home in Bardfield End Green, Thaxted, between 11.30am and 2.47pm on February 25. Thieves also stole a driving licence and jewellery and broke in by smashing a back door window.

Damage was caused to a playing field in Station Road, Elsenham, between midnight on February 19 and 11.10am on February 27, after vehicles were driven across it. The grass had to be repaired in order for a football game to go ahead.

An iPad was reported stolen from a handbag while it was unattended at Ongar Road, Great Dunmow, on February 27.

Damage was caused to wheat crops after a motorbike was believed to have been driven across a field in Station Road, Felsted, between 9am on February 21 and 1.40pm on February 27.

Crops were also damaged in Littlebury after men were seen pursuing hares with dogs across a field in a gold or light brown Honda Civic-type car.

Four cars were broken into along Chalk Farm Lane, Newport, on February 27. The driver’s side window of a silver Hyundai car was smashed and a messy search of the vehicle took place. The front nearside window of a Mercedes A-Class was also smashed. A blue Audi A4 was also targeted and had its nearside window broken. Items were taken from a red Toyota Corolla after the nearside front window was smashed.

Seven velux windows and flashing kits were stolen from Jubilee Court, in Great Dunmow, between 3pm on February 21 and 12.50pm on February 28.

A large concrete shed at Browns End Road, Broxted, was broken into between 9am and 4.30pm on February 28. Thieves forced the lock off the wooden doors to get in and stole a number of items.

Criminal damage was caused to a Nissan Terrano, parked at The Causeway, Great Dunmow, after the nearside wing mirror was smashed and the offside wing mirror was removed and placed on the bonnet. The incident took place between 8pm on February 26 and 12.15pm on March 1.

A purse was stolen from the victim’s shopping trolley in Hill Street, Saffron Walden, between 10am and 11.25am on March 1.

A purse was also stolen from a victim in Hill Street between the Waitrose tills and the car park on March 3.

An attempt was made to break into a horse tack metal container at Duck End, Stebbing, between 6.30pm on February 28 and 7.45pm on March 1. Damage caused was valued at £1,500.

Front and back number plates from a blue Renault Clio, parked at Lukins Drive, Great Dunmow, were stolen between midnight on March 1 and 9.15am on March 3.

A white Ford Transit van was stolen from Wetherfield, Stansted, between 11.05pm on March 2 and 7.10am on March 3.

A grey BMW 1 Series, parked at Pincey Road, Stansted, was scratched between midnight and 3.40pm on March 3.

Any information about any of these crimes can be reported to police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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