CCTV: Police keen to trace van in museum raid hunt

PUBLISHED: 09:42 23 April 2012

The van police belive may have been used in the museum raid

The van police belive may have been used in the museum raid


Detectives investigating the theft of valuable Chinese works of art from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge are appealing for information about a vehicle believed to have been used in the burglary.

Enquiries have identified a white VW caddy van which is now believed to have been used by the offenders. The van has 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 April 7.

Detective Chief Superintendent Karen Daber, who is overseeing the investigation called Operation Tundra, said: “We know the van we are interested in tracing travelled down Trumpington Street, away from the Fitzwilliam Museum at about 7.40pm on Friday April 13.

“The vehicle has been seen on CCTV going past the Trumpintgon Street Park and Ride and heading in the direction of the M11.

“We would like to hear from anyone who thinks they may have seen the van in or around Cambridge before or after the burglary which happened at about 7.30pm.

“We are also keen to know where that van is now and anyone who has seen it since April 13 should contact us immediately.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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