Corby burglar sentenced to 21 months in prison
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A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to a spate of Corby burglaries.
Pawel Karczewski, 28, previously of Scotter Walk, Corby, targeted five homes in a three-week period from June 2020 to July 2020, stealing all manner of items from boxes of paperwork to laptops.
On one occasion, he broke into the home of an elderly couple in Vian Way and stole phones and cash, and on another occasion, targeted another elderly couple’s home in Rockingham Road, Cottingham, stealing nothing but two boxes of paperwork.
Karczewski also broken into a Lowry Close home where he stole a laptop and a purse and also a home in Squire Close where he stole another laptop, some Apple Airpods, a driving licence and bank cards. He later used one of the stolen bank cards to make a £1.25 purchase at a local petrol station.
He also made an attempt to burgle a home in Nelson Road where he was captured on a Ring doorbell camera trying a door handle in the area.
He was finally caught when he was arrested on a European arrest warrant and his fingerprints matched those found at some of the homes he had burgled, before many of the items were recovered from his address.
At Northampton Crown Court last week, he pleaded guilty to all of the offences and was handed a 21-month prison sentence.
DC Dave Bastuba from Northamptonshire Police’s Burglary Team North, said: “People often underestimate how distressing it is to be a victim of burglary.
“Your home is the one place in this world where you should always feel safe and burglars completely violate this right which leaves people feeling very vulnerable.
“Therefore I am really pleased that the hard work of our team has taken another burglar off the streets of Northamptonshire.
“We will continue to be relentless in our efforts to tackle burglars and remain committed to making it very clear that they are unwelcome in this county and will be brought to justice.”