Valuables Stolen Across East Released

3 January 2019, 08:06 | Updated: 4 January 2019, 07:44


Detectives are releasing photographs of thousands of items of property recovered as part of an investigation into a prolific crime gang that operated across the East of England.

They hope to reunite the items, which are believed to have come from crimes 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, costing victims more than £2 million.

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 and Cambridgeshire both suffered around a hundred burglaries, while other offences took place in Suffolk, Essex and Bedfordshire.

The images can be viewed here

Those who believe an item belongs to them should email 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.