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Jewellery stolen in Stamford burglary returned to owner

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Police have arrested two men in connection with a string of burglaries across the East Midlands, including one in Stamford.

On the morning of July 4, a series of burglaries started in the East Midlands where expensive jewellery was stolen.

Four took place in Leicestershire with the two more taking place in Lincolnshire – one in Stamford and another in Skillington.

Lincolnshire Police led a multi-region response called ‘Operation Network’, which resulted in police inquires in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

The operation involved forces in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire and included specialist assistance from air support, Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) and EMOPPS specialist teams.

Two men from Northamptonshire were arrested within six hours of the initial incident and officers have been able to return a large quantity of stolen property to the victims of these burglaries.

Items included a Rolex watch, sentimental earrings, wedding rings and bracelets.

Patrick James Cash, 34, of Elizabeth Road, Kettering and Mick Connors, 49, of Waterpump Court, Northampton have been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.

These occurred in Exeter Gardens Stamford, Colby Road in Thurmaston (Leics), Beeby Road in Scraptoft (Leics), The Ridgeway in Market Harborough (Leics), and Thornton Crescent in Market Harborough (Leics).

Both men have been remanded in custody.

Police thanked the public for their assistance with the inquiry.

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