Police not dismissing possible link between Wisbech arrests and Norfolk ram raids

PUBLISHED: 14:38 05 September 2012 | UPDATED: 14:49 05 September 2012

Ram raid at Tesco store in Taverham.
Photo: Bill Smith

Ram raid at Tesco store in Taverham. Photo: Bill Smith


Norfolk Constabulary is not commenting about the possibility of two men who were arrested in connection with a Wisbech ram raid yesterday, being linked with similar crimes in Norfolk.

The two men, aged 50 and 27, were arrested during a dawn raid in Garden Street, Wisbech St Mary, on suspicion of being involved in a ram raid on an HSBC bank in Cornhill, Wisbech, on Thursday, August 2. Police seized a 4x4 vehicle and a JCB from the address.

As reported, Norfolk Constabulary is investigating the possibility of links between a spate of ram raids this year, including yesterday’s theft of an ATM machine at a Tesco Express in Taverham.

That theft, in Fakenham Road, followed similar ram raids in Reepham, Brundall and Long Stratton earlier in the year, as well as one in Long Sutton in Lincolnshire and two in Suffolk.

A Norfolk Constabulary spokesman said: “We are open to any possible links and we are certainly working with our neighbouring police forces in this investigation.”

The spokesman also added that a number plate of a 4x4 vehicle reported to police by a witness of the Taverham ram raid, was believed to be a fake number plate.

- For more about the investigation into the ram raids, see the links at the top-right of this page.

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