CAMBS: Two men arrested in connection with �18million museum raid

TWO men have been arrested in connection with the �18million raid of the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Officers from Cambridgeshire and the Metropolitan police raided two properties in East London this morning (Wednesday) and are searching a number of addresses in the capital.

The men, aged 28 and 15, are currently on their way to Cambridgeshire.

The burglary featured in BBC’s Crimewatch last night. More than 10 calls were made to the Crimewatch number, and more to the police hotline, from people with information.

Det Chief Insp Jim McCrorie, who appealed for information on the programme, said: “There was a significant response to the appeal but it is going to take time to work through inquiries.


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“We are still keen to hear from anyone who has information about the burglary or the four men we are keen to trace in connection to the theft.”

The burglary happened at around 7.30pm on Friday April 13 when 18 Chinese artefacts were stolen.

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It is believed a white VW caddy van was stolen at 8.30am on April 7 from Ellesmere Street in the Tower Hamlets area of London. Officers are keen to trace the van believed to have been used by the offenders. The van was seen in Grove Lane on April 13 at around 7.30pm.

INFORMATION: Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, the dedicated line 01480 428066, between 8am and 8pm, or 101 outside those hours. You can also report information by e-mialing optundra@cambs.pnn.police.uk

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