Bur­glar is jailed for four raids in 20 days

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update - By STEPHEN BRIGGS stephen.briggs@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk @Et­stephenb

(METP-24- A PRO­LIFIC bur­glar who broke into four Peter­bor­ough homes in 20 days and stole valu­ables worth thou­sands of pounds leav­ing house­hold­ers’ lives in tat­ters has been jailed.

An­drew Turic­cki (18) of no fixed abode, broke into three homes in Raven­sthorpe, Peter­bor­ough, steal­ing a com­puter, tele­vi­sion and bike and other items and at­tempted to break into an­other in the same area in March this year.

Yes­ter­day he was jailed for two years and 146 days at Peter­bor­ough Crown Court af­ter plead­ing guilty to one count of bur­glary, and ask­ing the court to take two bur­glar­ies and one at­tempted bur­glary into con­sid­er­a­tion.

The court was also told he had also been con­victed of two other bur­glar­ies as a ju­ve­nile, in 2009 and 2011.

John Good­ier, prose­cut­ing, told the court: “The first of­fence took place on March 7 in Moul­ton Grove.

“The house­holder was away on hol­i­day, and her neigh­bour saw two men in dark cloth­ing with their hoods up go­ing into the prop­erty.

“They came out a few min­utes later car­ry­ing a bag that seemed to be bulging full of items.

“The neigh­bour went to in­ves­ti­gate and saw the shed open and a hole in the back door.

“The res­i­dent re­turned home on March 12 and saw her house had been searched.

“She found a com­puter and a tele­vi­sion, worth a to­tal of £2,324 had been stolen.”

When he was ques­tioned by po­lice, Turic­cki ad­mit­ted the of­fence, say­ing he had sold the goods for £150.

He also ad­mit­ted an­other bur­glary in Moul­ton Grove, which took place on March 17 at 2pm.

The res­i­dent was asleep af­ter work­ing night shifts, when Turic­cki stole a tele­vi­sion and a phone, worth £649. The fol­low­ing day he at­tempted to break into a house in Wil­lon­holt, but was dis­turbed by house­hold­ers, and fled.

And the final bur­glary took place on March 27, when he stole a bike from a house in Brook­fur­long.

Mauro Maselli, de­fend­ing, said: “The de­fen­dant was stay­ing with his cousin at the time, and was or­dered to as­sist him in or­der to earn his keep.

“He knows what he did was wrong, and has en­tered a guilty plea and made full ad­mis­sions to po­lice.

“He has pro­vided the name of his ac­com­plice to po­lice.”

Turic­cki and his fam­ily sobbed as he was sen­tenced by Judge Sean En­right, who said: “This is an­other case where a vic­tim has had their life turned up­side down, and no longer feels safe in their own home.”

out­stand­ing: Parn­well Fam­ily Project early years’ prac­ti­tioner Lisa Barry with Mack­ensey Hep­ton, Sean Rid­dler, Mad­di­son Gil­bert, Sha­niah Smith and Rhyan Woods cel­e­brat­ing the pre-school’s out­stand­ing Of­sted re­port.

Picture: PAUL FRANKS.

pro­lific: An­drew Turic­cki, who has been jailed af­ter car­ry­ing out a se­ries of bur­glar­ies

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