Update: Fitzwilliam Museum stolen artefacts

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Cambridgeshire Police have released further details of the individuals thought to be involved in the theft of 18 Chinese artefacts from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, as well as the van they may have used to make their escape.

A third man has now been arrested in connection to the burglary, following the two arrests on 2 May, and Operation Tundra officers are keen to recover the stolen items. CCTV footage showing four men approaching the rear of the museum has been released, and enquiries have also identified a white VW caddy van which may have been used by the burglars to make their escape. With a dent in the driver’s side panel and tinted windows to the rear, it is believed to have been stolen in the Tower Hamlets area of London on 7 April.

The thieves broke into the Fitzwilliam Museum at 7.30pm on 13 April. They were in the building for only a few minutes but the 25 staff and officers of Operation Tundra are keen to speak to anyone who passed the museum between 6.30 and 8pm that night.

 Anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or Cambridgeshire Police at [email protected]

For more information on the police investigation or the stolen artefacts, click here.


Images of the stolen artefacts

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