Reward offered after thefts

A CHATTERIS couple is offering a significant reward after being targeted by theives three times in less than a month.

The husband and wife, who don’t want to be named, say around £2,000 worth of items, including some rare cast iron objects, have been taken during a series of raids at their Pound Road property.

The man is blaming the thefts on the current epidemic sparked by the high price of scrap metal.

The first raid happened on Friday January 20 when 25 metres of plastic fascia was taken. The second theft saw items including a flat screen TV and other electrical items stolen from the couples’s camper van.

And finally, on February 2, the thieves, who would have needed transport on all three occasions, took four rare Victorian cast iron beer-barrel stillages measuring 24 inches across and also a cast iron sign about a yard long saying “IRONWORKS”.

“We don’t really expect to recover anything that was stolen, but the stillages and sign are so unusual and distinctive that someone may have noticed them and be prepared to give some information which may help to get the people involved arrested,” said the man.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting Crime reference CF0020780112, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555111.