Man convicted of Milton Keynes burglary just one day after the crime

A 37-year-old man has been convicted the day after burgling a house in Milton Keynes.

Monday, 18th July 2016, 5:38 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:58 pm

Jacob Lewis, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to one count of dwelling burglary at a hearing at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday.

The day before, Lewis entered a property in Chevalier Grove, Crownhill, by climbing up plants on the house and entering through a bathroom window while the occupant was at home.

He entered a number of rooms in the property and stole electrical items including a Sony Playstation with games, a Kindle Fire and a laptop, before leaving the property.

After a quick response from local officers he was detained and arrested in a nearby street with the stolen property, which was returned to the victim.

“Thames Valley Police takes all reports of burglary seriously,” said Investigating officer PC Steve King, from Milton Keynes Local CID.

“In this instance the victim was asleep in her home when she heard banging noises as Lewis burgled the property.

“Burglary is an invasive crime which can have a significant long-term impact upon victims. Thames Valley Police makes every effort to ensure offenders such as Lewis are identified and brought before the courts to face the consequences of their actions,” PC King added.

Lewis was remanded in custody by the court to be sentenced on a date yet to be confirmed.