A man from High Wycombe has been sentenced to prison following burglaries in Marlow, Hazlemere and Flackwell Heath.
On Monday 3rd September 2018, in a hearing at Aylesbury Crown Court, a 37 year old man of Victor Lay Place, High Wycombe pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary in a dwelling, one count of handling stolen goods and breaching a suspended prison sentence.
On Wednesday 26th September 2018 the 37 year old man returned to Aylesbury Crown Court for a sentencing hearing where he was sentenced to five years for burglary and handling stolen goods and a further nine months for being in breach of a suspended sentence he had received for a previous attempted burglary. The sentences are to run consecutively.
The burglaries occurred between Wednesday 27th December 2017 and Friday 16th February 2018 in Marlow, Hazlemere and Flackwell Heath.
On Wednesday 27th December 2017 the 237 year old man broke in to a property in Marlow via a rear window, before stealing electrical items, cash and jewellery.
Some time between Thursday 28th December 2017 and Monday 1st January 2018 the man forced entry into a property in Hazlemere stealing jewellery, alcohol and electrical items.
A third burglary occurred in Flackwell Heath between Wednesday 14th and Friday 16th February 2018 where items of jewellery were stolen.
The man was charged with the first two offences on Thursday 29th March 2018 and subsequently charged with the third offence on Monday 6th August 2018.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Beck Brydon of the Investigation Hub based at High Wycombe police station said: ‘Burglary is an incredibly invasive crime and one we investigate very seriously.
This substantial sentence helps to display the impact of these crimes and how they are viewed by the criminal justice system.
It will hopefully serve a lesson to others who seek to commit crimes of this nature.‘