Swindon man sentenced for string of burglaries in Stubbington and Swindon
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A Swindon man has been sentenced to three years and nine months in prison for his involvement in a series of burglaries in Stubbington and Swindon earlier this year.
Christopher Daniel Clarke (also known as Christopher Skriabin), aged 46, of Whitworth Road in Swindon, was arrested on 12 June and charged with the following:
Burglary at an address in Harold Road, Stubbington, on 17 April where collectible coins were stolen.
Burglary at an address in Wicks Close, Swindon, on 9 June where £10 was stolen.
Attempted burglary at an address in Wicks Close, Swindon, on 9 June.
Burglary at an address in Dart Avenue, Swindon, on 9 June where £150 of cash and jewellery were stolen.
The charges follow investigations by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary’s specialist Operation Hawk team, and Wiltshire Police’s Fortitude Swindon team.
On Friday 14 July at Swindon Crown Court Clarke admitted the charges, he was sentenced at the same court on Wednesday 19 July.
PC Kevin Parker, who led the investigation, said: “Burgling someone’s home is a really intrusive crime and is incredibly distressing, we don’t underestimate the impact that crimes of this type have on victims.
“This is a significant sentence and it demonstrates that we will do everything we possibly can to support those who have been affected by these crimes and bring offenders to justice. I’d like to thank our colleagues in Wiltshire for helping us to bring this joint investigation to this conclusion.
“We urge anyone who has been the victim of dwelling burglary or anyone who has information on burglary or stolen goods to contact us on 101 or via the Hampshire Constabulary website”.