Two burglars jailed as part of Operation Crooked
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Two burglars have been sent to prison by detectives working as part of Operation Crooked.
Derry Crowshaw, 29, formerly of Northampton, was found guilty by a jury at Northampton Crown Court of a burglary in Church Street, Long Buckby on March 29, 2019, theft from a motor vehicle in Long Buckby on the same night and for driving whilst disqualified.
Callum Gordon, 29, formerly of Northampton, pleaded guilty to the same burglary and theft from a motor vehicle as well as to driving whilst disqualified.
Crowshaw was jailed for two years and 10 months while Gordon was jailed for two years
Operation Crooked is Northamptonshire Police’s campaign to reduce burglary - a top priority for the Force. As part of the operation, the Burglary Team, which sits within CID, ensure that every burglary victim in Northamptonshire is guaranteed a visit from the police.
They are also working to review and drive-up the quality of investigations, manage and progress forensic hits, hunt down wanted people, organise police patrols in areas of concern and gather intelligence to prevent burglaries before they happen.
Detective Sergeant Terry Rush from Northamptonshire Police’s Burglary Team, said: “I’m really pleased to see Crowshaw and Gordon given decent custodial sentences for their crimes and I hope they send a message that Northamptonshire is a hostile place for burglars.
“Operation Crooked continues to net some great results- taking burglars off our streets as well as gathering intelligence to prevent some burglaries from happening at all.
“This doesn’t mean however that we are taking our foot off the gas – the team continue to work extremely hard, often burning the midnight oil, to bring burglars to justice and keep people in this county safe.
“We know how deeply a burglary can affect a victim. A home is a person’s safe haven and everyone has the right to feel safe there. Burglars violate this right and in Northamptonshire, we will not tolerate it.”