Cambridge: More Fitzwilliam Robbery CCTV
11 May 2012, 13:59
Detectives investigating a burglary at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge have released new CCTV of a van they're looking for.
Chinese artwork, estimated to be worth up to £18 million, was stolen when the museum was broken into on Friday 13th April.
Police believe a white VW Caddy van [pictured - above right & below] was used in the burglary, and are trying to find it.
The van, which has a dent in the driver's side panel, was seen parked on Grove Lane at around 7:30pm on the night of the robbery.
CCTV has then shown it in Trumpington Street at around 7.38pm, close to Hotel Du Vin.
Officers now have CCTV of the van in Fen Causeway and are appealing to anyone who saw it there or as it left the city.
Detective Chief Inspector Jim McCrorie said: "This new CCTV gives us additional information about the route taken out of the city and I would urge anyone who thinks they saw it on April 13 to contact police.
I am keen to trace this vehicle and would also appeal to anyone who knows where the van has been since April 13 or where it is now."
The van is believed to have been stolen near the Londis shop in Ellesmere Street, Tower Hamlets, London, at around 8.30am on April 7.
Meanwhile two men from London, aged 28 and 15 years old, have appeared at Cambridge Crown Court in connection with the break-in.
They are charged with theft and conspiracy to commit burglary, and are being held in custody until appearing in court once again to enter their pleas in July.
A trial date for the pair has been fixed for November.
A third man arrested in connection with the burglary, on suspicion of money laundering, has been released on bail.
The 31 year old from London is due to report back to Thorpe Wood Police Station in Peterborough later this month.
Police have set up a dedicated phone number (01480 428066) which is available between 8am and 8pm for people to report information about the burglary.
Outside of these hours people are asked to call 101.
Anyone with information can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or report it via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org