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Two prolific burglars jailed

News   •   Nov 11, 2017 06:00 GMT

[Jailed: Jesse Orme and Luke Thurogood]

Two prolific burglars, who are known associates, have been jailed following investigations by detectives from the East Area Command Unit.

Jesse Orme, 26 (18.02.91) of Dagnam Park Drive, Romford was sentenced to six years' imprisonment having been convicted of multiple offences on Monday, 30 October.

Luke Thurogood, 26 (26.02.91) of Kilmartin Way, Hornchurch was jailed for a total of six years and three months having been convicted of multiple offences on Friday, 3 November.

Thurgood's string of offences comprised six counts of residential burglary, two counts of handling stolen goods, two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, aggravated vehicle taking, having no insurance and being unlawfully at large.

Orme's offences comprised two counts of residential burglary and one count of theft of a motor vehicle.

All the offences were committed between June 2016 and June 2017.

Detective Constable Christopher Yianni, based in Havering, said: "I am pleased that these men have been jailed so that they will not be able to commit further crimes for many years. Burglary is an unpleasant crime that involves invading what should be someone's private and safe space. The total disregard they have shown for other people's property and the way they ransacked their homes before fleeing in stolen cars is reflected in their sentencing."

Forensic examinations at the scene of the burglaries identified both Orme and Thurogood through DNA found at each of the scenes. This along with other investigative techniques allowed police to secure these convictions.

Although officers have been unable to confirm whether the men were working together on the burglaries, Thurogood was convicted of handling stolen goods that were taken during one of Orme's burglaries.

With the nights drawing in, officers would recommend that residents take a number of precautions to help prevent becoming a victim of burglary. These include using a timer device to automatically turn on lights and radios at night.

Further crime prevention advice can be found via: www.met.police.uk/crime-prevention/residential-burglary/