Man jailed for series of burglaries - South Oxhey, Watford, Bushey and Rickmansworth


A man appeared at St Albans Crown Court on Friday, 03 July 2015, and was jailed for four and a half year after pleading guilty to 29 burglaries in South Oxhey, Watford, Bushey and Rickmansworth.

Marvyn Mulvey, aged 37, of no fixed address, was sentenced to four years imprisonment for the burglaries and six months imprisonment for escaping from lawful custody to run consecutively and an additional year imprisonment for going equipped, which will run concurrently.

He was arrested on 13 April 2015, after attempting to sell a stolen TV at a pawn shop in Watford town centre.

He was initially charged with two burglaries, which occurred in Loates Lane, Watford on 14 April 2015.  He was also charged with going equipped to steal and escaping from lawful custody after he attempted to run off from officers at Watford Police Station after his arrest.

Believing that Mulvey was responsible for burglary offences in South Oxhey, detectives from the Watford Local Crime Unit visited him in prison where he admitted to the South Oxhey burglary series.

In addition to the two burglaries he was charged with, Mulvey admitted to committing a further 27 burglaries between 1 January and 9 April 2015, which were taken into consideration when he was sentenced as follows:

  • Thirteen burglaries in South Oxhey
  • Nine burglaries in Watford
  • Three burglaries in Bushey
  • Two burglaries in Rickmansworth.

During the burglaries Mulvey stole items including laptops, mobile phones, games consoles, jewellery and cash.