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ELSTREE BURGLAR JAILED FOR 29 MONTHS

 Published on: 20th October 2017   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

burglarA man has been jailed after being found to be part of a burglary team that broke into a house and stole thousands of pounds in cash and jewellery. John O’Leary 33, found himself part of a burglary team that broke into a house in Elstree, Herts on December 11 last year and took cash and jewellery worth £10,000.when his partner left him and took their four children with her. St Albans crown court was told that after his partner left him, it led to O’Leary falling back into bad habits like taking cocaine. But thanks to a sharp eyed neighbour, details of the silver Mazda O’Leary and his accomplices made off in were passed to the police. O’Leary was arrested as officers saw him approach the car and the keys to the ignition were found on him. He told the officers: “I bought it from a couple of lads last night.” It was a lie and today (Friday, April 25) O’Leary, of Carmelite Road, Harrow, appeared for sentence after admitting one charge of burgling the house in Alwyn Close, Elstree during the daytime on December 11 last year while the occupier was out. The court heard O’Leary had a list of previous convictions, including two burglaries. Judge Andrew bright QC, hearing the case, was told he hadn’t seen his four children since February 2013 after his partner left him. It was the reason he had taken part in the break-in, the court was told. Judge Bright jailed him for 29 months.  

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