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Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

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The police are releasing photographs of thousands of items of property recovered as part of an investigation into a prolific crime gang. They hope to reunite the items, which are believed to have come from crimes in Cambridgeshire and surrounding counties between 9 December 2016 and 9 January 2018, with their rightful owners.

Last month, the gang members were sentenced to a total of 71 years in jail. They had committed more than 200 burglaries, including nearly 100 in Cambridgeshire, costing victims more than £2 million pounds. Gang members would mask their faces using balaclavas and smash or force open doors or windows in broad daylight. They would steal specific items, mainly high-powered BMWs and Audis, firearms, cash and jewellery, all of which they could dispose of through contacts. Norfolk suffered a similar number of burglaries to Cambridgeshire while other offences took place in Suffolk, Essex and Bedfordshire. The images can be viewed here https://www.flickr.com/photos/ophawksbury/

Those who believe an item belongs to them should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with their name, date and address of offence, crime number, exhibit number/album-photo ref of property, contact details, including email address, and any receipts/proof of purchase or photographs of items.

For more on the sentencing of the crime gang visit our website here https://www.cambs.police.uk/news-and-appeals/burglary-conspiracy-jail-Norwich 

 

 

 

Distraction Burglaries


Distraction Burglary

Click to open the Fighting Doorstep Crime Leaflet 

 

We have had distraction burglaries in the area recently.

The most recent  example being males offering to cut trees down for people and money is going missing from people’s houses. Often they will claim to be from the police, utility companies or even Neighbourhood Watch.

You should not open the door to strangers. Use a door chain, or speak via a window, ask for id and to call the number on their bill,.

If you are unsure contact the police on the non emergency number 101.

Police officers will always have identification on them and will be happy to wait whilst the police service centre is called to confirm identification.