Polish burglar jailed - Luton

03/08/2017

A Polish criminal, who burgled homes in Luton, was today, Thursday, 3 August 2017, jailed for 4 years and 3 months.

Przenyslaw Smigrowski, aged 31, has seven convictions in Poland between 2005 and 2009, including theft, robbery and grievous bodily injury.

He came to Luton 6 years ago and was homeless when, in March and April this year, he burgled three homes.

Luton Crown Court heard he woke an 89-year-old woman in her flat in sheltered accommodation at 2am. She pretended she thought he was a carer as he escaped with her TV.

Smigrowski also broke into another Luton home where a woman and her 15-year-old son were asleep, and stole property.

He appeared for sentence at Luton Crown Court via a video link from Pentonville prison, having pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary.

Judge Michael Kay QC told him: "It is a troubling matter.  Having been released from prison in Poland, you recommenced your criminal activity in this country."

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