Police Incident Report, Mon 15th Nov 2010

November 15, 2010
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3 x attempted house burglaries in Stansted; Coltsfield; Chapel Hill; 8th-10th November
Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following three attempted house burglaries in Stansted, between November 8-10, 2010.

Between around 9:30am and 7pm on November 9, unknown suspects attempted to force the rear French doors of a property in Chapel Hill, Stansted, causing an estimated £800 of damage.

Between 8pm on November 9 and 3pm on November 10, unknown suspects attempted to force the rear UPVC door and windows of a property in Coltsfield, Stansted, causing an estimated £100 of damage.

Between 8:30am on November 8 and 7pm on November 10, unknown suspects attempted to force the rear patio door of a property in Coltsfield, Stansted, causing an estimated £100 of damage.

No entry was gained in any of these attempted burglaries, and nothing was stolen.
Detectives are appealing for anyone with information about these crimes to contact CID at Braintree on 0300 3334444, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Phone cable attempted theft; Grove Hill, Stansted; 12th November
Police are appealing for information and witnesses following an attempted theft of phone cable in Stansted just before midnight on Friday November 12, 2010.

Officers on patrol in Stansted just before midnight on Friday, November, 12, came across an abandoned vehicle in Grove Hill. The vehicle had been strapped to some telephone cable which had been pulled from underground. The vehicle, a white Vauxhall pick-up, is believed to have been stolen. The cable damage left some householders in Elsenham temporarily without a telephone service. No cable was stolen but the unknown suspects caused an estimated £2000 of damage.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at Dunmow on 0300 333 4444.
Shed burglaries in Stansted
There have been three shed Burglary Others in Stansted North targeting insecure sheds overnight 12 – 13th November.  We’d advise you to review your shed security in light of this, hanging net curtains in the windows to block out any view of items stored within.  You could also consider an inexpensive, battery operated infra red alarm.  These can be bought from most home stores or online for around £10.

Burglary Dwelling in Takeley
Committed at The Street, Takeley between 6:10 – 6:20pm on Thursday 11th November. Entry gained via the front door, a tidy search was conducted and items removed including a leather handbag and cash. The offenders were disturbed by the victim and then made their excuses saying they were checking the heating before exiting via the front door.

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