Cambridge: Museum Theft Investigation

22 April 2012, 09:00 | Updated: 22 April 2012, 09:09

Cambridgeshire Police think taxi drivers could help track down thieves who targeted Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum.

Back on Friday 13th, 18 valuable Chinese art works were stolen from the Museum in Trumpington Street. 

After carrying out checks in the area this Friday, to try to get more information, officers realised that it's an area well used by taxi drivers.

As a result, Detective Chief Superintendent Karen Daber, who's overseeing the investigation, said: 'We are keen to hear from any taxi drivers who may have dropped people off in the area of the Fitzwilliam Museum between 6pm and 8pm on Friday April 13, particularly if they used side streets to turn around.

'I would ask taxi drivers to cast their minds back and think about whether they saw or heard anything unusual or suspicious in that area. Any detail, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could be helpful to the investigation.'

It's thought up to four people were involved in the burglary having broke in at the back of the building, triggering the alarms within minutes of being there. 

Currently a team of 25 officers are working on the investigation to recover the stolen items, mostly jade, and track down those responsible. 

Anyone with information is being asked to call the police on the non-emergency number 101 or  Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.