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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 

 

 

 

Whittlesey burglaries at five year low

There is a perception that crime is always worse than it used to be. In fact statistics show that crime in England and Wales is significantly lower than it was in 1995 and has continued to steadily reduce overall. In Whittlesey, incidents of burglary are now at a five year low.

In 2017 there were a reported fifty-six burglaries in the year, continuing the decreasing trend shown in the past five years. We should not be too complacent though, as in 2015 when figures went up before continuing downwards again. 

Burglaries in Whittlesey District

Burglaries are still happening, albeit at a relatively low number.. If you are a victim of burglary then it really doesn't matter how many other burglaries there were for you it is 100%. There are some steps you can take to make your home safer. Visit the Secured by Design web pages for more information or take a look at our home security pages..