Woman admits carrying out mini crime wave

Map produced by Cambs Police showing burglar's spree in Cambridge

Map produced by Cambs Police showing burglar's spree in Cambridge - Credit: Archant

A WOMAN burgled 13 Cambridgeshire homes plundering valuables worth more than £10,000.

Kelly Doggett, 21, of Ditton Fields, Cambridge, carried out a mini crime wave, breaking into more than a dozen homes in the space of just six weeks.

She was arrested on February 22 after several witnesses had seen a woman matching her description near the scene of some of the burglaries.

She admitted burgling homes in Thorpe Way and High Ditch Road before confessing to a string of other burglaries.

Doggett was taken for a drive around the area and pointed out houses she had raided.


You may also want to watch:


The offences all occurred between December 27 and February 6.

She pleaded guilty to burglaries in Thorpe Way and High Ditch Road, where electricals worth a total of £5,295 were stolen.

Most Read

She asked for a further 11 burglaries to be taken into consideration by the sentencing judge. They included break-ins at: High Ditch Road; Church Street; Stanbury Close; Sunnyside; Dudley Road; Leonard Close; two in Thorpe Way and two in Dunsmore Close.

At Cambridge Crown Court on Wednesday (April 10) she was sentenced to 16 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, ordered to carry out 200 hours’ unpaid work and also made subject of a two-year supervision order.

Detective Constable Andrew McKeane, who investigated, said: “Doggett caused misery to more than a dozen families by breaking into their homes.

“We will not tolerate this type of offending and will continue to target anyone we suspect of being involved in such criminality.”

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter