Thieves use spade to break into house


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Jewellery boxes and a laptop computer were among items stolen from a home in Ely.

Burglars broke into a shed at the rear of the house, in Witchford Road, between 9am and 4.20pm yesterday (October 14) and stole a spade which they used to smash a window and get in.

Once inside they stole a wooden cigar box, two jewellery boxes, a Rotary watch, a bracelet, and a Lenova laptop.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “Police would like to speak to anyone who was in the area and saw anything suspicious or knows where the items are now.”

Contact DC Rachel McKenzie on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.