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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 

 

 

 

Scam Phone Calls

 There has been an increase in scam calls to land line telephone numbers. The initial call is an automated recording informing you that your computer IP address has been compromised and that you need to action it by answering the questions on the phone. It also says that your computer system will be disconnected within a couple of hours.

This is a SCAM.

If you don't act on the automated system, you will then receive a call either later that day or the next with a person on the end of the phone informing you of the same, this is not genuine.

The person this happened to was called 5 times by the same male, when the scammer was informed it had been reported to the police the male became very angry.

These people will try to intimidate and will appear really plausible - they are not!

Please remember your service provider would not contact you in this way!

If this has happened to you please report to the scams at Cambridgeshire County council and to action Fraud....

Action Fraud 0300 123 2040 or actionfraud.police.uk

Please pass this information on to your friends and family who might not be aware.