‘Brazen’ burglars sentenced for ransacking homes in Huntingdonshire to look for cash and car keys

Luke Wall (pictured) and a 15-year-old boy have been sentenced following a string of burglaries across Cambridgeshire and...

Luke Wall (pictured) and a 15-year-old boy have been sentenced following a string of burglaries across Cambridgeshire and the Fens. Picture: Archant/Cambs Cops - Credit: Archant

A man and a teenage boy who ransacked properties in Ramsey, Kimbolton and St Ives locking for cash and car keys have been sentenced.

Luke Wall, 29, of no fixed abode was jailed for four years and 105 days at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday (October 2).

A 15-year-old boy from Essex, who can’t be named for legal reasons, was given an 18-month youth rehabilitation order.

Between January 7 and 27 this year, the pair admitted conspiring to commit 18 burglaries across the county including Chatteris, Ramsey, Haddenham. Longstanton, Willingham, Girton, Kimbolton, Stapleford and St Ives as well as Newmarket and Long Melford in Suffolk.

They forced their way into homes and once inside ransacked the premises looking for jewellery, cash, computers and tablets and car keys.


You may also want to watch:


Detective Constable Lisa Bacon said: “This pair operated in broad daylight and were brazen in the way they carried out these crimes.

“Thanks to CCTV, footprints and items of clothing left at the scene, witnesses and phone data we were able to link them to the incidents.

Most Read

“Burglary can have a devastating impact on victims, which is why tackling it remains one of our top priorities.”

For burglary prevention advice, visit https://bit.ly/30CuZIK

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter