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Burglar jailed for three years


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A man has been jailed for burglary two burglaries he committed in 2014.

Clive Lindsey, 40 (01.06.74) of Knights Place, Noke Drive, Redhill, Surrey, was sentenced to three years imprisonment at Kingston Crown Court on Thursday, 12 March, for two burglaries which he committed in November 2014 in Surrey and South London.

He pleaded guilty to both offences earlier the same day.

Lindsey was arrested at around 13:20hrs on 25 November 2014 in Wandsworth following a proactive intelligence led operation which was conducted by the Merton Burglary Squad.

Plain clothed detectives observed Lindsay entering a residential address on Graveney Road in Tooting. In just under two minutes, he was then seen leaving the premises with a bright fluorescent pink carrier bag as he closed the front door behind him.

Lindsey then ran away from the scene towards his car which he had parked on nearby Fishponds Road. Officers then followed the vehicle, a green Ford Ka, into Lessingham Avenue, where it was stopped at the junction with Francisan Road. Lindsey was then arrested. Officers seized his carrier bag which contained two laptops and a pair of socks which were from the address on Graveney Road.

Lindsey was then taken to Wimbledon police station for questioning and subsequently linked to a further burglary offence which occurred on 17 November 2014 at an address in Reigate in Surrey. He was then charged with two counts of burglary and appeared before court as above.

Detective Constable Ian Griffith, from Merton Burglary Squad, said: "The evidence against Lindsey was so overwhelming and strong that he was given no other choice then to plead guilty to both offences. In this case we were able to recover the stolen items and return them to their rightful owners within a matter of hours, a real result for the victims in this matter.

" Lindsey has now been brought to justice for his crimes and the message is clear - we will use all the intelligence and resource available to us to disrupt criminals and gather the most compelling evidence to present before the courts."