Two jailed after police burglary investigation

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Two men have been jailed for five years and a confiscation order of £50,000 made against them after a number of burglaries.

James Connors, 45, and Daniel White, aged 22, both of no fixed abode each received a sentence of 30 months’ in jail after pleading guilty to conspiracy to burgle, at St Albans Crown Court on August 12.

The conspiracy case came as a result of Operation Distract undertaken in August last year. Both men were found guilty of four burglaries in the Bletchley area where Connors was sentenced to five and a half years and White was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty at Amersham Crown Court.

This latest case and sentences come as a result of further investigation by Thames Valley Police into similar burglaries and distraction burglaries in the Milton Keynes area. This in turn included some 20 further dwelling burglaries involving both Thames Valley Police and Hertfordshire Police with burglaries in their force area too.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Paul Lilley said: “This is a great result and correctly reflects the criminality of these two people with even heftier prison sentences to add onto their original ones.

“They preyed on the elderly and vulnerable and caused upheaval and upset to a lot of people in Milton Keynes. This shows that those that conspire and commit burglaries in the Milton Keynes area will be investigated, caught and put before the courts.“