March hit by a string of burglaries including removing safe from travel agency and breaking into moored boat

MARCH has been hit by a string of burglaries that have included stealing a safe from a High Street travel agency and breaking into a moored boat.

Police have now launched an appeal for information following of burglaries which all occurred over last week.

A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: “Officers are keeping an open mind over whether any of the break-ins are linked.”

The burglaries happened at:

* A property under renovation in Creek Road, between 6.30pm and midnight on Friday (February 4) where a window was smashed and power tools and coppers and brass plumbing fittings stolen.

* A property in Eastwood Avenue, where a burglar got in through an unsecured door and stole a camera, a Nintendo and some cash, between 7pm and 8pm on Sunday.

* Deeping Travel in High Street where a safe was stolen. The break-in was reported at 10am on Sunday.

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* A property in High Street where a quantity of cash was stolen between 5.15pm on Saturday (February 5) and 7.30am the next day.

* A property in Station Road, March, where a tin of biscuits was stolen. This was reported at about 7am on Sunday (February 6).

* A boat moored at the pumping station near Barclays Bank. It was reported at 2pm on Saturday (February 5) and electrical items were stolen.

There was also an attempted burglary where a window was smashed with a stone at Westby Hall, in Wisbech Road, between 6.30pm and midnight on Friday.

PC Phil Richardson, from March and district neighbourhood policing team, said: “We have increased patrols in an attempted to stop these burglaries and catch those responsible but we would also ask residents to report any suspicious behaviour and call police if they have any information.”

Anyone with information should contact PC Richardson on 0345 456 456 4, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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