Sunglasses and charity boxes stolen in latest round of March burglaries

THOUSANDS of pounds worth of sunglasses and two charity boxes were stolen in two separate burglaries in March.

Specsavers in Broad Street was broken into sometime over the weekend of July 9-11 and in addition to sunglasses, thieves got away with cash and a lap top computer.

And thieves also broke into March Town Hall over the weekend and got into the first floor offices of Age Concern.

Included in their haul were two charity boxes and a lap top computer.

Ironically only a week ago local shopkeeper Nigel Lambert, targeted repeatedly by vandals, spoke to the Cambs Times and claimed that a CCTV camera on the Specsavers building opposite his premises was not working.

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However a spokesman for Fenland District Council's CCTV unit said: 'The camera on the Specsavers building is working fine and has been fully operational for several weeks

Police would like to speak to anyone who has information about the recent burglaries and particularly want to hear if anyone is offered cheap sunglasses.

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Anyone with information should contact DC Jon Edwards at Wisbech Police Station on 0345 456 456 4, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Town clerk Clive Lemmon said he had met with electricians this week to discuss the installation of CCTV inside to monitor the staircase and first floor.

The break-ins follow news that Mr Lambert is so fed up with vandals smashing his shop windows that he has set up his own CCTV system in an attempt to catch the culprits.

'I have lost count about how many times the side windows by the door have been broken,' added Nigel.

'I dread coming into the shop in the morning, in case there are more breakages.'

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