Three men arrested on suspicion of burglary after break-in at March shoe shop

THREE men have been arrested on suspicion of burglary after a break-in at Stead and Simpson shoe shop in March.

The men, aged 36, 24 and 19, were arrested in the early hours of yesterday and were questioned at March Police Station. They have been bailed until April 4.

The arrests follow a week which saw four March businesses targeted in four days.

Burglars broke into Walkers bookshop, in Broad Street, on Thursday night - gaining access by smashing an upstairs window.

They also caused hundreds of pounds of damage trying to break into neighbouring sports equipment store Marshalls but failed.

On Wednesday night, thieves smashed a back window to gain access to Greetings card shop, in High Street. The offenders ripped the store’s safe off the wall and emptied the till, escaping with hundreds of pounds.

And last Monday night, Italian restaurant Mamma Mia, in Nene Parade, was targeted. Thieves took cash from the till and safe, helping themselves to alcohol from behind the bar and 12 steaks from the freezer in the process.

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A police spokesman said: “As part of the investigation into a series of burglaries in March, we will be reviewing many hours of CCTV footage. We are working with Fenland District Council to review that footage.

“We have put a range of measures in place to catch those responsible and are following up several lines of enquiry. We would continue to ask for people with any information to call police.”

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