Burglar is jailed for four raids in 20 days
(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.
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prolific: Andrew Turiccki, who has been jailed after carrying out a series of burglaries