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Brent man jailed for string of burglaries

News   •   May 20, 2020 17:23 BST

Mateus Korniluk

A man who committed a string of burglaries at residential addresses in west London has been jailed. 

Mateus Korniluk, 33 [10.8.86] of Harley Road, Brent appeared at Isleworth Crown Court on Tuesday, 19 May where, having previously entered a guilty plea, he was jailed for six years for four burglaries.

On Wednesday, 26 June 2019, Korniluk had been seen leaving a residential property at Emlyn Gardens, W12 and attempting to transport two large, full, holdalls on a bicycle while smoking a cigarette. He stole electrical equipment from the address and left his DNA behind on a cigarette butt inside the property.

Between 4 - 7 October 2019, Korniluk had smashed a basement window to gain entry to a residential property at Drayton Gardens, Kensington. The property was undergoing renovation at the time of the incident and Korniluk stole a variety of power tools belonging to tradesmen who had been working at the property. He left his DNA behind on a drinks can.

On 24 into 25 February Korniluk broke into a residential property at St Peter’s Grove, Hammersmith. He left the address with electrical items, but again, left behind cigarette butts that held his DNA.

In the early hours of Wednesday, 5 February, Korniluk burgled a residential property at Flanchford Road, W12 that was undergoing renovations. He stole a variety of power tools belonging to tradesmen. On scaffolding at the rear of the property, he left a holdall that, again, provided his DNA.

Following arrest, presented with overwhelming forensic evidence, Korniluk admitted all four offences.

The burglaries were investigated by the Met’s Central West Command Burglary Team.

PC Naveed Sulaiman who worked on the case said: “The effects of being a victim of burglary run far deeper and are more long lasting than a loss of property.”

“We are very pleased that the sentence reflects the seriousness of these offences and the negative impact that Korniluk’s actions have had on so many victims.”