Man jailed for stealing £10,000 of jewellery in Peterborough raid

Edward Williams

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A man from Essex who travelled to Peterborough to commit burglary stealing £10,000 of jewellery has been jailed for four-and-a-half-years.

Edward Williams, (31), of South View Road, Greys, Essex, was found guilty and sentenced yesterday (June 11) at Peterborough Crown Court, for the burglary which happened at an address in the Thorpegate area of Peterborough, on October 17 last year.

Burglary is a particularly invasive crime, leaving its victims feeling violated and in fear.

Detective Sergeant Dave Taylor

Williams was caught thanks to a fingerprint left on the rear view mirror of a stolen Ford Kuga, seen near the address at the time of the burglary.

He was arrested in Essex on October 21 last year and was near the stolen vehicle at the time of his arrest.

The items taken included a Rolex watch, a diamond pendent and a number of pieces of gold jewellery.

Detective Sergeant Dave Taylor said: “This sentence should act as a warning that cross-border criminals cannot escape justice.

“Burglary is a particularly invasive crime, leaving its victims feeling violated and in fear.

“Aside from the value of the items taken, much of it was of great sentimental value and cannot be replaced.

“Keeping people safe in their communities, regardless of where criminals are based, continues to be a key priority.”