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Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Creating safer, stronger and active communities

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 

 

 

 

Safety Advice for Darker Nights

It’s now darker earlier. Check out our winter burglary crime prevention advice here ....

After the clocks go back we start thinking about the darker night’s drawing in. Traditionally there is a rise in burglaries in the winter period, especially during the run up to Christmas and it is sensible to think about your home security.

You can reduce the risk of being a victim of burglary by following four simple steps:

  1. Leave a light on inside your home when you are absent, preferably using a low energy bulb.
  2. Use a timer switch to activate lights as it gets dark, alternating the times they are illuminated to give the impression of someone being at home.
  3. Make sure your front door is well lit using dusk to dawn lighting that automatically comes on as it gets dark.
  4. Make sure you keep your doors and windows locked at all times.
Read more: Safety Advice for Darker Nights

Diesel Theft

Twenty Gallons of Red Diesel was stolen from a shed in the area of New Road between 08/09/2017 19:00 - 09/09/2017 13:00. Anyone with any information please call the Police Non-Emergency number 101 or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Burglary and Car Theft

 A burglary occurred at Eastfield Drive, Whittlesey between 24/08/2017 21:30 - 25/08/2017 08:00

Offender(s) have entered the property and have taken vehicle keys. The victim's Mercedes vehicle was then stolen from the driveway.

The vehicle is described as a Silver Mercedes C220 saloon vehicle, registration LL11TWP.

If anyone has any information on this crime, please call the Police Non-Emergency number on 101 and quote crime reference CF0487760817.

Caravan Stolen from Coates

Between 11:30 and 14:30 on Tuesday 15th August 2017 a caravan was stolen from the area of March Rd, Coates.
The caravan is described as a White Eldis Supersiroco, Twin wheel caravan and has distinguishing black and white bubbles on the side.
Anyone with any information, please call the Police Non-Emergency number 101 and quote crime reference CF0468180817.

Attempted Burglary

There has been an attempted business burglary in Coates on March Road. A vehicle has driven down the side of a property to an outbuilding. Attempts have been made to gain entry but failed. If anything has been seen or heard in this area. Please contact 101 and use reference CF0466730817.