Fitzwilliam raid: fourth man charged
A fourth man has been charged after Chinese valuables worth more than £10 million were stolen from the Fitzwilliam Museum.
Robert Smith, of Swanley, Kent, has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary in connection with the raid on April 13, police said tonight.
The 24-year-old was due to appear at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
Two people have already appeared at Cambridge Crown Court in connection with the raid.
Patrick Kiely, 28, of Eleanor Street, London, and a 15-year-old youth who cannot be named for legal reasons, entered no pleas when they appeared charged with theft and conspiracy to commit burglary.
They are due to enter pleas on July 13 and a trial date has been set for November 19.
Steven Coughlan, who in his 20s, of Eleanor Street, London, has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and theft, and has appeared at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court.
Fitzwilliam Museum Chinese art theft: man released
The fifth man to be arrested over the theft of Chinese art worth up to £40m from a Cambridge museum has been released from his bail without charge.
The 24-year-old, of Dartford, had been arrested in May over the theft from the Fitzwilliam Museum on 13 April. Chinese art from several dynasties was taken.
Two men aged 28 and 25, and a 15-year-old boy have been charged with theft and conspiracy to commit burglary.
A 31-year-old man is on bail on suspicion of money laundering.