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Burglars from Hornchurch and Harold Hill jailed after year-long crime spree

PUBLISHED: 12:45 13 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:47 13 November 2017

Jesse Orme and Luke Thurogood were jailed last week. Photo: Met Police

Jesse Orme and Luke Thurogood were jailed last week. Photo: Met Police

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Two prolific burglars from Havering who went on a year-long crime spree across east London have been jailed for a total of more than 12 years.

Jesse Orme, 26, of Dagnam Park Drive, Harold Hill, was sentenced last Friday at Snaresbrook Crown Court to six years’ imprisonment having been convicted of multiple offences on Monday, October 30.

Luke Thurogood, also 26, of Kilmartin Way, Hornchurch was jailed for a total of six years and three months at the same court, having been convicted of multiple offences on Friday, November 3.

Thurogood’s string of offences comprised six counts of residential burglary, two counts of handling stolen goods, two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, aggravated vehicle taking, having no insurance and being unlawfully at large.

Orme’s offences comprised two counts of residential burglary and one count of theft of a motor vehicle.

The pair’s offences were all committed between June 2016 and June 2017, and the duo were known to work together.

Det Con Christopher Yianni, Havering Police, said: “I am pleased that these men have been jailed so that they will not be able to commit further crimes for many years.

“Burglary is an unpleasant crime that involves invading what should be someone’s private and safe space.

“The total disregard they have shown for other people’s property and the way they ransacked their homes before fleeing in stolen cars is reflected in their sentencing.”

Forensic examinations of the burglaries identified both Orme and Thurogood through DNA found at each of the scenes.

This along with other investigative techniques allowed police to secure these convictions.

Although officers have been unable to confirm whether the men were working together on the burglaries, Thurogood was convicted of handling stolen goods that were taken during one of Orme’s burglaries.

With the nights drawing in, officers would recommend that residents take a number of precautions to help prevent becoming a victim of burglary. These include using a timer device to automatically turn on lights and radios at night.

Further crime prevention advice can be found via: www.met.police.uk/crime-prevention/residential-burglary.

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