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Two jailed for north London burglaries

News   •   Mar 17, 2018 07:15 GMT

Two men have each been sentenced to six years' imprisonment for burglary offences in north London dating back to 2016.

Nicusor Anghelache, 33 (5.4.86) of No Fixed Abode, pleaded guilty to six counts of burglary (offences committed between January 2016 and December 2017), and one count of attempted burglary.

Alexandru Caulea, 24 (11.8.93) of No Fixed Abode pleaded guilty to ten counts of burglary (offences committed between July 2017 and December 2017), and one count of attempted burglary.

Cash and jewellery was stolen in burglaries, in Waltham Forest, Enfield and Haringey boroughs between January 2016 and December 2017 with an estimated total loss to the public of £100,000.

At one address, £50,000 in cash was stolen. A picture was found on both defendants' phones of Caulea posing with a substantial amount of cash, hours after the burglary.

Waltham Forest CID Crime Squad, with the assistance of Forest Safer Neighbourhoods Team, linked 14 burglaries through DNA evidence, CCTV enquiries and a vehicle used.

Both men were arrested on 17 January, and subsequently charged.

Appearing at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Thursday, 15 March, both men pleaded guilty to all offences and they were each sentenced to a total of six years' imprisonment. Some of the victims were present at the hearing.

PC Aaron Barnes-Weston of Waltham Forest CID said: "Anghelache and Caulea were behind a prolonged campaign of residential break-ins across north London, and they have now received long jail terms for their crimes.

"Burglary is a deplorable, invasive crime which has a lasting impact on victims. I hope they can take comfort in the fact that the people responsible have been brought to justice."