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Men sentenced for burglary – Buckinghamshire

News   •   Dec 06, 2018 10:19 GMT

Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police two men have been sentenced for burglary offences.

Edward Hayes, aged 33, of Newchurch Road, Slough pleaded guilty to one count of going equipped to steal, and two counts of burglary.

Hayes was sentenced to 27 months’ imprisonment following a hearing at Aylesbury Crown Court on Monday (26/11).

Michael Francis, aged 39, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to one count of going equipped to steal and three counts of burglary.

Francis was sentenced to 40 months’ imprisonment following a hearing at Aylesbury Crown Court on Monday (26/11).

On 7 September, Hayes and Francis were spotted by officers on patrol running along Cherry Tree Road, the officers then followed the pair and arrested them on Farnham Park Lane.

They were found in possession of a screwdriver, crowbar and socks, which were believed to be used to put over their hands. They were arrested on suspicion of going equipped to steal.

Hayes and Francis were charged on 8 September 2018.

During the sentencing of Hayes one other burglary of a business was taken into consideration, Francis had two other burglaries of businesses taken into consideration.

In this case items were only taken in one of the burglaries which was an incident on the 5 September when cash, jewelry and electrical items were taken.

Investigating officer, PC Lee Ward of the Investigation Hub, based at Amersham police station, said: “Thames Valley Police is committed to bringing those who seek to break into people’s homes to justice.

“It cannot be under estimated the impact that someone breaking into your home.

“We will continue to investigate burglary and obtain justice for victims.”

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