Two teenagers jailed for string of bur­glar­ies

Pair are sent to prison af­ter ad­mit­ting to of­fences

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Ti­ago Men­des, 19, of Thorpe Cres­cent, Wat­ford, pleaded guilty to nine counts of burglary, two counts of at­tempted burglary and two counts of theft.

Pa­trick Hanrahan, 18, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and one count of at­tempted burglary.

The year of of­fences took place from Jan­uary 2016 in ad­dresses in Den­ham, Lit­tle Chal­font, Sto­kenchurch, Chal­font St Peter and Amer­sham, as well as in Har­row and North­wood.

The 13 of­fences in­cluded steal­ing a car from Sto­kenchurch, two lap­tops and a tele­vi­sion in Lit­tle Chal­font, car keys from Amer­sham and a range of items from a Den­ham house.

Both teens were con­vict- ed on Fri­day March 29 and were sen­tenced on the same day.

Men­des, who ad­mit­ted his in­volve­ment in more of­fences, was sen­tenced to a to­tal of six years and three months’ im­pris­on­ment and was dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing.

Hanrahan was sen­tenced to a to­tal of two years and eight months’ im­pris­on­ment and was also dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer PC James Wiggs, of Thames Valley Po­lice in Amersh- am po­lice sta­tion, re­sponded to the sen­tenc­ing.

“I am pleased these con­vic­tions with and that both Men­des and Hanrahan have re­ceived sig­nif­i­cant cus­to­dial sen­tences,” he said.

“I would also like to men­tion PC Penny Jef­ferys for her work in se­cur­ing these con­vic­tions.

“This shows the con­se­quences of theft and bur- glary and that Thames Valley Po­lice will thor­oughly in­ves­ti­gate these crimes, and, where pos­si­ble, look to secure con­vic­tions.”

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