Men jailed for shooting at homeowner during burglary in Peterborough

JAILED: Airidas Sulga and Osvaldas Milius
JAILED: Airidas Sulga and Osvaldas Milius
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Two men have been jailed for an aggravated burglary during which they shot at the victim and a witness with a gas powered pellet gun.

Airidas Sulga, 19, of Sherborne Road, Peterborough and Osvaldas Milius, 18, of no fixed address, broke into a house in Welland Road on May 1, stealing a tablet computer.

When the victim and a witness chased the offenders, they opened fire on them in the street. Despite this the pair continued to give chase, but Sulga and Milius managed to escape.

Milius pleaded guilty and appeared at Peterborough Crown Court on September 22. He was jailed for four years and four months: four years for burglary; four months for theft, and two months for possession of a Class A drug, which will run concurrently.

Additionally he was made to pay £900 in court costs, and a victim surcharge of £120.

Sulga pleaded guilty and appeared at Peterborough Crown Court for sentencing on August 14. He was sentenced to five years in a young offender institute for forfeiture and destruction of the weapon used in the incident.

He was also made to pay £900 in court costs, and a victim surcharge of £120.

Detective Constable Dave May said: “This was nasty incident which left its victim and a witness badly shaken.

“This result should act as a warning that we will bring criminals to justice and work tirelessly to investigate crime and keep people safe in their communities.

“Sulga and Milius were identified, charged and convicted thanks to some excellent detective, case-building and forensic work. My thanks goes to all those involved.”