Burglars jailed after string of offences

Crime
Crime

A pair of burglars have been hailed over a string of burglaries across Milton Keynes.

Kristopher Barfoot and Terrence Robinson were sentenced to five years and four months’ imprisonment, and two years and four months’ imprisonment respectively, at Aylesbury Crown Court on November 17.

Barfoot, aged 31, of Dodkin, Beanhill, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary relating to a residential property in Fulwoods Drive, Leadenhall, on two separate occasions. The first was between May 13-14, 2014, the second was on May 31, 2014.

Robinson, aged 28, of Newark Court, Caldecotte, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary relating to a sheltered housing scheme in The Limes, in Newport Pagnell, between June 9-10, 2014.

After being charged, Barfoot made admissions, through the Taken Into Consideration (TIC) process, to a further 29 burglary offences across Milton Keynes between April and June 2014.

The sentences are the result of a police investigation into a series of burglaries throughout the summer of 2014 at sheltered accommodation sites across Milton Keynes.

Between May 13-14, a burglary occurred at an address in Fulwoods Drive in which entry was secured by deception. A safe was stolen which contained the victim’s cash card, which was then used in a series of fraudulent transactions to withdraw £300 in cash. Barfoot pleaded guilty to this offence.

On May 31, a further burglary occurred at the same address in Fulwoods Drive in which entry was again secured by deception. Another cash card was stolen, which was then used again in a series of fraudulent transactions to withdraw £300 in cash. Barfoot also pleaded guilty to this offence.

Between June 9-10 two burglaries occurred within the sheltered accommodation site of The Limes at neighbouring contained properties. A cash card was stolen from one property which was later used at a cash ATM in Netherfield in several attempts to withdrawn cash. A second property was searched and a handbag containing cash and cash cards were stolen. Robinson pleaded guilty to these offences.

Investigating officer PC Graeme Poulton said: “Barfoot and Robinson were responsible for a series of burglaries that was of great concern to residents across Milton Keynes.

“Some of those targeted were vulnerable residents of sheltered housing schemes, while others were deceived into letting the offender into their homes.

“The offenders then withdraw hundreds of pounds in cash from ATMs, causing misery and distress for the victims.

“Both offenders have been given jail terms which reflect the seriousness of their crimes.”