A man who burgled a house belonging to an elderly woman in Wantage in Oxfordshire has been jailed for four years.
Simon Snuggs, who's 46, and of Tighe Close in Wantage, was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court on Friday to one count of burglary.
Snuggs broke into a property and stole electrical items and cash from the occupant, a 72-year-old woman.
He was arrested and bailed, but enquiries later linked him to an incident at Sainsbury’s store in Wantage where he was seen cashing in various coins at a Coinstar machine.
“I am extremely happy with this sentence. This has been a very positive outcome for all of the victims involved with some of these victims being elderly.
“Having liaised with the victims I am well aware that these crimes have had a massive impact on them both physically and mentally. Being able to give the victims closure and a positive outcome is always at the forefront of any Police investigation.
“Snuggs has shown some genuine remorse over his crimes and it is to his credit that he admitted five other offences. Four years’ imprisonment is a very positive outcome and will allow the victims to move on and ultimately make the streets of Wantage town safer.”
Police believe a series of burglaries in the Haywards Heath area may be linked.
In the recent incident, a rear patio door of a house in Bluntswood Road was smashed sometime between 10.30am on Sunday 21 February and 11am on Thursday 25 February. A selection of jewellery was stolen.
Sussex Police are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101.
This offence may form part of a small series of burglaries that have occurred in the past few weeks. I would ask everyone to be extra vigilant and if you have seen or heard anything about this offence, or any other, please do not hesitate to contact me."
CCTV images have been released off our people police want to speak to in connection with a burglary at the Waitrose store in Gillingham in Dorset.
Thieves broke into the store in Chantry Fields in the early hours of Wednesday the 30th of September.
The group tried to break into the cigarette counter, but found it was empty.
They stole a small number of items before leaving in a vehicle toward Le Neubourg Way.
“I am releasing CCTV images in the hope that someone may recognise the suspects by the clothes they were wearing or their build or stance.
“I would also appeal to anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area at the time of the incident to contact me on 101.
“All calls will be treated in strict confidence.”
Police want to hear from anyone who recognises this jewellery.
The items are believed to have been stolen in a burglary, possibly sometime in early August.
They were recovered when a 21-year-old man from Tilbury was arrested in Grays in August on suspicion of burglary.
He's been released on bail until September 29th, pending further enquiries.
An investigation's underway after two tortoises were stolen during a burglary in Colgate near Horsham.
It happened at a property in Forest Road between 7.15am and 5pm on Friday.
Laptops and jewellery were also stolen.
The two Mediterranean spur thighed tortoises were a male called Lew and a female called Lyn.
Lew is about 8" long and has a darker shell in part, while Lyn is about 7" long and has an overall lighter shell.
"Burglary is a callous crime that has a significant impact on the victim. This incident is even more traumatic for the victims as two much loved family pets have been stolen.
"Tortoises need specialist care; Lew and Lyn are unlikely to survive if they are not looked after properly. To legally own or sell a tortoise in the UK you have to have the correct certificate as they are an endangered species, if you do not have the relevant paperwork then you commit an offence.
"I would urge anyone, whether it is a member of public or pet shop/reptile centre, who has been offered a tortoise for sale in suspicious circumstances to get in contact with us.
"You can call Sussex Police directly or contact crime stoppers anonymously. We need your help in reuniting Lew and Lyn with their family."
Police officers in Portsmouth are appealing for witnesses after a samurai sword was stolen during a burglary in Portsmouth.
It happened between August 2nd and August 11th in the Sea View Road area.
The sword is black and has specific markings with a unique tag. It is approximately 3ft long and black and gold in colour.
If you saw any suspicious activity in this area on the days leading up to August 2 and before August 11 or if you have been offered a sword like this for sale then please get in contact.
Do you recognise the man carrying out this burglary and violent robbery in Hastings?
At about 7pm on Sunday 14 June the offender smashed his way into The True Crime Museum at White Rock, spending several minutes using his feet and a hatchet to break open a door.
He filled bags with electrical items before leaving and turning his attention to the Pig in Paradise nearby.
Again the man smashed his way in through a rear door but this time he was confronted by a female member of staff inside. The man forced the 61-year-old woman to the ground, grabbed her by the hair and dragged her outside the pub before threatening her with the hatchet and forcing her to hand over more than £100.
"This was a terrifying incident for the victim and we are determined to find the man responsible. The man spent several minutes breaking into the museum and must have made a lot of noise so I am appealing for anyone who was in the area and heard what was happening or who saw a man acting suspiciously around the seafront pub entrance or the nearby fire escape access in Prospect Place before the attack. If you know anything at all, please contact us."
The offence took place between 9.50pm and 10.30pm on Monday (6/4) at the Lock, Stock and Barrel public house in Northbrook Street, Newbury.
While staff were cashing up, a man entered by the front door and went upstairs to a private office. He was seen two to three minutes later, this time with a coat hood covering his head, leaving the building by the front door. Staff a short time later found that a quantity of cash had been removed from the office.
The offender is white, in his early twenties, 5ft 10ins, slim with dark blonde hair. At the time of the offence he was wearing a thigh length bomber-style jacket which had a hood with a fur trim.
Anyone with information about this incident, or who has seen a man matching the description above, should contact Det Con Clare Larkworthy, of Newbury CID, via the 24-hour enquiry line 101.
If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
Police want to speak to him about a burglary in White Rock, Hastings, in which a burglar entered a family's apartment and stole a Kindle, an iPad and a purse.
At about 4pm on Sunday 1 March the 17-year-old daughter of the owners left her home briefly. When she returned just a few minutes later the front door was slightly open.
She went into her home and saw a man in the corridor who quickly moved past her and out of the door to escape.
Sussex Police launched Operation Magpie to tackle burglary across the county.
Anyone with information should email email@example.com quoting serial 1326 of 01/03, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
"We need to speak to anyone who may have seen the man in the efit in White Rock or who recognises him. If you know anything at all, please contact us immediately."
Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglar broke into a vulnerable pensioner's home as she slept.
The 81-year-old was woken by the sound of her doorbell in Boundary Road, Crawley, at about 11.30am on Saturday 7 February.
The victim, who was in bed, then watched as a man entered her bedroom and began searching through her cupboards.
He took a gold and pearl necklace but then left.
Police have prepared an efit of a suspect.
He is described as white, 25 to 30 and plump or stocky. He had thick bushy eyebrows, a swarthy complexion, stubble on his chin and dark eyes.
He was wearing dark clothing.
Sussex Police launched Operation Magpie to tackle burglary across the county.
Detective Constable Jodie Palmer said: "This was a very upsetting incident for the victim and we are determined to catch the man responsible.
"If you recognise the man in the efit or have any information about the burglary, please contact us urgently."
Anyone with information should call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.