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Bid to reunite huge haul of stolen property with owners

2 Jan 2019

Detectives 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 OperationHawkesbury@cambs.pnn.police.uk 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.

More on the sentencing of the crime gang

Recovered watches
Recovered watches
A medal, suspected stolen
A medal, suspected stolen
The crime gang, jailed last year
The crime gang, jailed last year

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