The Poole men: James Wall, aged 44 of Langdon Road; James Flynn, aged 44 of Ballard Road and Samuel Oliver Smith, aged 35 of Bournemouth Road, all appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court to be sentenced on Friday 10 June 2022.
Wall was jailed for a total of three years and two months in relation to two charges of burglary. Flynn was jailed for three years and eight months for an offence of burglary and Smith was sentenced to two years in prison for one charge of burglary.
On 4 March 2021 a burglary occurred at a home in Church Road in Ferndown. Entry was forced through rear windows and a large amount of jewellery was stolen. Wall was identified by officers following a review of CCTV in the area.
A further burglary occurred at an address in Alder Road in Poole on 17 March 2021. Officers were called to reports of an alarm sounding at the property and a man was seen running out of it into a waiting car.
Various items including a camera and jewellery were stolen from the address.
Officers were able to trace the vehicle seen at the scene and linked it to Flynn. The vehicle was located and on the day of the incident and the stolen camera was found inside.
Smith was linked to the incident through a mobile phone found at the scene and Wall was identified as being involved through analysis of phone data.
At the sentencing hearing, Smith and Wall also admitted being involved in a further dwelling burglary at Hurn Lane in St Ives on Tuesday 16 March 2021 and asked for the offence to be taken into consideration when sentenced.
Police Constable Liam Moss, of Dorset Police, said: “We recognise the impact dwelling burglaries have on victims and I hope this case demonstrates that we will do all we can to identify those responsible for such offences and bring them before the courts.
“Our investigations saw us use a range of evidence to link the defendants to these crimes so they could be held accountable for their offending.”
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