Arrests After Cambridge Burglaries

Five people have been arrested after ten homes were broken into in Cambridge during four nights.

Since Thursday (October 21) there have been 10 burglaries in the Petersfield area.

1. Overnight on Thursday (October 21) a property in Ainsworth Street was entered and cash, electrical items and keys were stolen.
2.Overnight on Thursday (October 21) a property in Mill Road was entered and a mobile phone and computer were stolen.
3. On Friday (October 22) night a property in Gwydir Street was entered and a laptop stolen.
4. Overnight on Friday (October 22) a property in Abbey Walk was entered and cash and jewellery were stolen.
5. Overnight on Friday (October 22) a property in Sturton Street was entered and a laptop and mini disc player stolen.
6. Overnight on Friday (October 22) a property in Cavendish Road was entered and an i-pod, mobile phone and laptop were stolen.
7.Between Friday (October 22) and Sunday (October 24) a property in York Street was entered and a laptop was stolen.
8. Overnight on Saturday (October 23) a property in York Street was entered and a phone and purse were stolen.
9. Overnight on Saturday (October 23) a property in St Matthews Gardens was entered but nothing was stolen.
10. Between Sunday (October 24) afternoon and evening a property in Hooper Street was entered and a laptop and jewellery were stolen.

This morning, a 20 year old woman from Cambridge and a 24 year old man from Haverhill have been arrested on suspicion of burglary, and are being held at Parkside Police Station.

Yesterday, a 20 year old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and is also being held at Parkside.

Meanwhile a 24 year old man from Cambridge, arrested on Friday, has been charged with receiving stolen goods, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and driving without insurance.

He is due at Cambridge Magistrates' Court early next month.

Finally, a 19 year old Cambridge man, also arrested on suspicion of burglary, has been released with no further action being taken.

Detective Inspector Andy Gipp said: "The majority of burglaries have happened in the evening or overnight.

I would urge people to remain alert to activity in their neighbourhood and report anything suspicious.

In the meantime investigations are underway to trace those responsible and the stolen property."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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