FENLAND: Four charged for string of armed robberies across Fens and eastern region

PUBLISHED: 17:19 24 April 2008 | UPDATED: 08:25 02 June 2010

Four charged by police for armed robberies

Four charged by police for armed robberies

POLICE today charged three men and a youth with a number of offences in relation to a string of armed robberies, burglaries and thefts in and around parts of Fenland and the eastern region. The offences are linked to more than 30 crimes committed between

POLICE today charged three men and a youth with a number of offences in relation to a string of armed robberies, burglaries and thefts in and around parts of Fenland and the eastern region.

The offences are linked to more than 30 crimes committed between August 18 2007 and February 7 at villages across West and mid Norfolk, as well as Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Oxfordshire.

Charged today with conspiracy to commit robbery with firearms; conspiracy to commit robbery; conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary; conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to commit theft of motor vehicles, between August 18th 2007 and February 7 2008, were:

* James CURTIS, 47, of Mill Field, Littleport

* James Walter CURTIS, 25, of Mill Field, Littleport

* Charles LEE, 43, of St Neots

* A 17-year-old male from the Littleport area

All are remanded in custody pending a preliminary hearing at King's Lynn Magistrates' Court on Thursday May 1st.

The investigation has been carried out by Norfolk Police's Major Investigation Team.

The offences to which the charges relate include:

* 18/8/07 - Aggravated burglary in Chestnut Avenue, Welney

* 29/8/2007 Armed robbery at the Comfort Inn, Thetford Road, Northwold

* 10/9/2007 Armed robbery in Birchfield Road, Nordelph

* 13/9/2007 Armed robbery at the Causeway, Stow Bridge

* 14/9/2007 Armed robbery in Vong Lane, Pott Row

* 15/9/2007 Armed robbery in New Road, North Runcton

* 16/9/2007 Armed robbery at Begdale Road, Elm,Wisbech

* 16/9/2007 Armed robbery in Back Drove, Upwell

* 17/9/2007 Armed robbery in Lynn Road, Wereham

* 24/9/2007 Armed robbery at Weeting Bowls Club

* 21/11/2007 Armed robbery at Castle Acre Post Office

* 21/11/07 from Castle Acre

* 22/11/2007 Armed robbery at Railway Store, Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge

* 26/11/2007 Armed robbery at a post office on Wootton Estate, Oxfordshire

* 1/12/2007 Burglary at Great Ellingham

* 3/12/2007 Theft of motor vehicle in Mattishall

* 4/12/2007 Theft of motor vehicle in Watton

* 5/12/2007 Theft of motor vehicle in Stow Market

* 5/12/2007 Burglary at Rickenhall

* 12/12/2007 Burglary at Methwold

* 12/12/2007 Burglary at Foulden

* 12/12/2007 Robbery at Bridge Road, Stoke Ferry

* 15/12/2007 Burglary in Gayton Road, Gayton

* 23/12/2007 Burglary in Stow Bridge

* 7/1/2008 - Burglary at Shouldham

* 7/1/2008 - Burglary at West Dereham

* 10/1/2008 - Burglary at Shouldham

* 18/1/2008 - Two burglaries at Methwold

* 19/1/2008 - Two burglaries at Southery

* 7/2/2008 - Aggravated burglary at Tilney St Lawrence


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