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Thieves clean up after spraying house with washing-up liquid

Thieves cleaned up a Cambridgeshire home on Thursday evening (April 26).

Burglars gained entry to a..

By admin , in Cambridge , at April 28, 2018

Thieves cleaned up a Cambridgeshire home on Thursday evening (April 26).

Burglars gained entry to a property in Longstanton, stealing furniture and 'spraying' washing-up liquid everywhere.

Cambridgeshire police report the incident occurred on Station Road, around 5pm after the slippery thieves gained entry from a downstairs window.

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Logging the incident online, community support officer Tom Baugh said: "Unknown offenders have jemmied the downstairs front window and have taken items of furniture from the property.

"Washing up liquid has also been sprayed around the property."

Washing-up liquid is sometimes used to clean up evidence after a break in (Getty Images).

Washing-up liquid can be used to cover the tracks of a break in, by wiping away fingerprints and contaminating DNA evidence.

It is also used to clean up any identifying muddy footprints.

There has been 29 per cent rise in burglary in Cambridgeshire. Between 2016 to 2017 the county has seen the biggest rise in reports for these crimes in the whole of England and Wales.

If you have any information relating to this incident contact Cambridgeshire police on 101.

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