Trio of Chatteris burglaries lead to CCTV checks

PUBLISHED: 11:11 01 April 2016 | UPDATED: 11:11 01 April 2016

The wooden display lantern that was stolen from outside Elizabeth’s Florist, High St, Chatteris during the morning of March 29.

The wooden display lantern that was stolen from outside Elizabeth’s Florist, High St, Chatteris during the morning of March 29.

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CCTV in Chatteris is being looked at after three burglaries in the town this week.

CCTV in Chatteris is being looked at after three burglaries in the town.CCTV in Chatteris is being looked at after three burglaries in the town.

The action comes after a trio of incidents.

• A wooden display lantern was stolen from outside Elizabeth’s Florist, High St during the morning of Tuesday March 29.

The lantern was approximately three foot tall and would have been difficult to carry, said PCSO Dawn Rae.

“If anybody was in the town during this time period and saw anything suspicious, please call 101 and inform the local policing team,” she added.

• Officers arrested a suspect in connection with two house burglaries on Wednesday 30.

The man has been charged with handling stolen goods and burglary. He will appear at Peterborough Magistrates Court today (April 1).

Police were alerted to the incident, which happened at around 6pm, by a call from a member of the public.

• A man was arrested for another house burglary in Chatteris on Thursday afternoon (31).

He was taken to King’s Lynn PIC where he is helping police with their enquiries.

Following news of the incidents, a woman posted on social media: “The quality of CCTV in Chatteris is so poor they can’t identify criminals.”


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