Man jailed for robbery, burglary and fraud - Sandy

20/10/2017

A man, who climbed through the bedroom window of an 85-year-old dementia sufferer in Sandy and stole his ring before making off, has today, Friday, 20 October 2017, been jailed for five years.

It came just days after the same man had struck at another home in the same street and robbed a man in his sixties of £30.

As a result, Ronald Naidoo, aged 33, appeared for sentence at Luton Crown Court via a video link from Bedford Prison after pleading guilty to the robbery on 3 November last year and the burglary five days later. Both took place in Glebe Road, Sandy. He also pleaded guilty to fraud by misrepresentation for paying a stolen cheque for £867 into his own account after going into a bank in Sandy.

Richard Hutchings, prosecuting, said the burglary victim had been in bed when Naidoo came in through the window. Naidoo asked to see the wedding ring that he was wearing, saying he wanted to measure it.

The court was told Naidoo made off with the ring, but not before he had taken £65 from the elderly man's bedside table too.

The prosecutor said that a few days earlier Naidoo had gone to another house in the same road where, after asking the occupant for a glass of water, he had gone into the man's home and, in a scuffle, snatched £30 off him.

It was in February of this year that Naidoo, of St Swithuns Way, Sandy, went into Barclays Bank in Sandy with a cheque made out for £867. The cheque had been stolen from a house in Gamlingay some months before. It was not suggested that Naidoo had been responsible for taking it but, on 24 February 24 this year, he paid it into his own account after the signature had been forged.

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