Cambridgeshire Crimestoppers has launched a campaign to get South Cambridgeshire residents to tell us what they know about any shed burglaries and those handling stolen goods - they could even get a cash reward.

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The campaign was launched on Wednesday 6 June at Morrison’s supermarket in Cambourne where a large ad-van was parked while Crimestoppers' staff and volunteers handed out information leaflets. They were also joined by Cambridgeshire Police who handed out crime prevention advice to help South Cambridgeshire residents reduce the chances of having their shed burgled. The ad-van will continue to tour South Cambridgeshire for the rest of the week stopping at various villages where there have recently been shed burglaries.

Ann Scott, Eastern Regional Manager for Crimestoppers, said: “Those that do not want to speak with Cambridgeshire Police on 101 can use the Crimestoppers 24 hour phone number of 0800 555 111 where they can give information about crime 100 per cent anonymously. Information can also be given online via our Anonymous Online Form. People often ask me why someone would not contact Police if they knew about a shed burglary or someone handling stolen goods. Sometimes, the offer of a reward can bring someone forward but generally it’s the sense of wanting to make their community safer without having to reveal their identity. If a criminal is operating down your street it can be a real concern for people that the criminal might find out what they have done – Crimestoppers removes that concern and gives people peace of mind”.

Having your shed burgled can be costly, disruptive and upsetting. Being burgled is not just about losing possessions, it also robs you of feeling safe in your own home. No one has anything to fear by contacting Crimestoppers as you will remain anonymous – no personal information is ever taken. Calls are not traced or recorded and you will not have to go to court or give a statement to the police. In the 25 years plus that Crimestoppers has been running we have never broken our promise of anonymity”.

Rob Needle, Chairman of Cambridgeshire Crimestoppers

Communities working with Crimestoppers in the fight against crime

Members of the public who provide information to Crimestoppers play a significant part in the fight against crime. Every day 1000 people contact us and put their trust in the charity by sharing valuable information which leads to 22 arrests a day being made by Police.

Could you be eligible to claim a reward?

You could be eligible to claim a reward of up to £1000 if the information you give to Crimestoppers leads to a successful arrest and charge. Information can be provided on 0800 555 111 or you can fill out our Anonymous Online Form. If you make your report online, you must accept the offer to enter into a two-way communication, make a written request for a reward code and then log back on 24 hours later to note the reward code.