Burglar jailed for six years - Bedfordshire

18/07/2012

A man who broke into homes in Sandy and Potton last Christmas was jailed on Monday, 16 July 2012 at Luton Crown Court for 6-years.

Peter Tudor-Thomas, aged 37, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to the burglaries carried out on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day 2011 as well as aggravated vehicle taking, disqualified driving, and nine further lesser offences that were taken into consideration.

The first burglary occurred on 24 December 2011.  Peter Tudor-Thomas tricked an elderly resident in to letting him into her home in Potton before stealing from her.  The second burglary occurred in the early hours of 26 December 2011.  Peter Tudor-Thomas broke into a house in Sandy where he stole the keys to a Motability vehicle.  The defendant woke the occupants during the break-in.  He threatened them with a knife when they confronted him before making off from the property by jumping from an upstairs window.  He went on to steal the Motability vehicle and crashed it minutes later.