Suspect arrested and charged following Stamford mobile phone store burglary
A suspect has been arrested and charged with offences related to a burglary at a Stamford mobile phone store last month.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Community Policing Inspector for Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings, Inspector Ian Martin said the arrest related to an incident on September 7 in which £30,000 worth of mobile phones were stolen from the EE store in High Street.
He said police had put in a "huge amount" of work to carry out the arrest and officers had recovered items related to the offence.
"On 7th Sept, thieves broke into the EE store at Stamford and stole approx. £30,000 worth of mobile phones," said Inspector Martin in the tweet.
"A huge amount of work has led to a suspect being arrested and charged with offences, and Officers have recovered items linked to the offence."
Brazen thieves made off with high end mobile phones after smashing their way into the Stamford store in the early hours of the morning.
Three suspects forced their way into the store through the front door before making off with high end iPhones and Samsungs.
Police at the time said the suspects had been travelling in a white Volkswagen Scirocco.
"Prior to committing this burglary we know they have been to the village of Colleyweston and stolen some vehicle registration plates from another car," a police spokesman said.
"These plates have been attached to the Scirocco and were on the vehicle when the burglary happened."
This is a developing story and will be updated as more details are revealed.