Trio jailed for £1mil­lion bur­glary

Court hears how ex­pen­sive homes in af­flu­ent bor­oughs were tar­geted

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

BUR­GLARS who stole prop­erty worth around £1 mil­lion from ex­pen­sive homes in af­flu­ent parts of Hilling­don and other bor­oughs have been jailed.

Sayed Juied, 32, of Wal­ter­ton Road, West­min­ster, Mo­hammed Alam, 26, of Clifton Gar­dens, Uxbridge, and Sadek Miah, 31, of Ash­more Road, West­min­ster were sen­tenced to a to­tal of 17 years and six months im­pris­on­ment at Kingston Crown Court on Wed­nes­day, April 1.

The gang tar­geted large de­tached homes in wealthy neigh­bour­hoods, dis­abling alarms and CCTV cam­eras to steal safes and other prop­erty.

Be­tween Oc­to­ber 2013 and Au­gust 2014, they com­mit­ted 20 at­tempted and suc­cess­ful bur­glar­ies in Mer­ton, Wandsworth, Bar­net, Hilling­don, Kingston and Hert­ford­shire.

Po­lice be­came aware of their op­er­a­tion on July 19 last year, when two ex­pen­sive cars were stolen from a house in Som­er­set Road, Wim­ble­don, next to the All Eng­land Ten­nis Club, home of the Wim­ble­don Cham­pi­onships.

CCTV footage from the Lawn Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion showed the of­fend­ers and a ve­hi­cle they used, which had been hired by Alam to com­mit the of­fence.

As a re­sult, of­fi­cers launched Op­er­a­tion Bardet to in­ves­ti­gate a num­ber of cross-bor­der bur­glar­ies, dat­ing back to Oc­to­ber 2013. • Ear wax is re­moved quickly and safely • Al­ter­na­tive to ear sy­ring­ing • Same day ap­point­ments avail­able • £40 for one ear, £60 for both ears

On Au­gust 1 last year, at around 2.30am, po­lice saw Alam, Juied and Miah ap­proach a large de­tached prop­erty in Ni­cholas Way, North­wood.

Juied and Miah used a crow­bar to force open a down­stairs win­dow and en­tered the prop­erty while Alam waited as a look­out.

The house alarm was set off, but the pair smashed the alarm box, dis­abling it be­fore search­ing the build­ing.

Of­fi­cers swooped and ar­rested them both.

Both men were taken to a south Lon­don po­lice sta­tion for ques­tion­ing and were sub­se­quently charged.

Miah fled the scene, but was later caught and ar­rested in east Lon­don.

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Juied was jailed for six years and six months af­ter plead­ing guilty to con­spir­acy to com­mit bur­glary. Alam was sen­tenced to five years af­ter plead­ing guilty to con­spir­acy to com­mit bur­glary. Miah got six years af­ter plead­ing guilty to con­spir­acy to com­mit bur­glary.

De­tec­tive Sergeant Dan Mitchell, from the Mer­ton Bor­ough Bur­glary Team, said: “I hope th­ese con­vic­tions serve as a warn­ing to any­one look­ing to com­mit crime in this bor­ough.”

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