Four arrested in connection with spate of Asian gold burglaries
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Police investigating a series of burglaries linked with Asian gold have arrested four in connection with the spree.
There have been 28 burglaries in Cambridgeshire since January, two in St Ives and Huntingdon, in which the intruders forced rear doors of windows and ransacked the property taking jewellery and cash.
Detectives believe one group of people is behind the offences.
The four arrested are in connection are:
•An 18-year-old with no fixed address who was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving and drink driving and taken to Parkside Police Station on Sunday, February 21. He was later released on bail to return to the police station on March 22, 2016.
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•Another was arrested on Sunday, February 21. A 19-year-old man from Cottenham was arrested on suspicion of allowing himself to be carried in a stolen vehicle and taken to Parkside Police Station. He was later released on bail to return to the police station on March 22, 2016.
•On Friday, February 26 a 14-year-old boy from Cottenham was charged with burglary and released on bail until his court appearance at Huntingdon Youth Court on March 30, 2016.
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•On Monday, February 22 a 26-year-old man from Cottenham was arrested on suspicion of burglary and taken to Parkside Police station. He was later released on bail to return to the police station on April 6, 2016.
Detective constable Cheryl Harris said: “Burglary is a priority for the force and we are using all tactics available to us to catch those responsible for these burglaries.
“We have made arrests and are following up a number of lines of inquiry but we also need the public to do their part and report anything that appears suspicious.
“The burglars appear to be specifically after gold and expensive jewellery so we would urge people to check their home security and take any precautions they can, such as photographing valuable items.”
The offences took place between January 19 and February 24 in the South of Cambridgeshire.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.