Fresh appeal in Fitzwilliam Museum burglary

Jade artefact

28/05/2013 11:15:11

DETECTIVES have launched a fresh appeal for information in a bid to recover priceless Chinese artefacts stolen from a Cambridge museum.

Eighteen Chinese artefacts, Ming and Qing dynasties, were taken by a gang of burglars from the Fitzwilliam Museum on April 13, last year.

Three people have each been jailed for six years for their roles in the burglary, a teenage boy was also locked up after admitting burglary.

A substantial reward has been issued by the loss adjusters, for information which leads to the recovery of the stolen property.

Detective Inspector Becky Tipping said: "Sadly the items, which are of huge cultural significance, have still not been traced but we still have a team of detectives working to trace those items and would urge anyone with information to call police.

"The museum would dearly love to secure the return of these artefacts and there is a reward on offer to anyone who has information which leads to their recovery."

The loss adjusters have issued a "substantial" reward for information which leads to the recovery of the stolen property.

Anyone with information that they believe could lead to tracing the stolen property can call 01733 863157, 01483 229198 quoting "7028/END" or 08703 120535. Or via email on confidentialinfo@inbox.com

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