Man jailed for burglaries in Poole and Bournemouth

21 December 2018
A man who admitted burgling homes in Poole and Bournemouth has been jailed for 40 months.

Peter Evans, aged 29 and of no fixed abode, was sentenced on Friday 14 December 2018 at Bournemouth Crown Court after admitting two dwelling burglaries and an attempted burglary.

At around 11.50am on Thursday 19 July 2018 the occupants of a property in Egerton Road found someone had gained entry to their home and it was believed the intruder was still upstairs.

They waited outside and shortly after saw a man coming out of a side gate. He was challenged and they grabbed a blue bag off him before he ran off. The bag was found to contain items that had been taken from the house.

Evans was subsequently identified through a forensic examination of the scene.

Around 11.45am on Monday 20 August 2018 CCTV showed a man trying to burgle a home in Horsa Road in Bournemouth. A man was seen to walk down the side of the house, try to open side doors and climb over a side gate onto a flat roof. 

He left the property empty handed and the occupant confirmed no entry had been gained.

Officers identified Evans as the man in the CCTV.

Between 11am and 1pm on Wednesday 22 August 2018 the occupants of a property in Cassel Avenue in Poole were out and returned home to find entry had been gained and a number of items taken.

Among the things stolen were a laptop, a large amount of jewellery and three watches.

Evans’ DNA was again found at the scene.

Following a wanted appeal issued by police, Evans was arrested at an address in Bournemouth on Monday 8 October 2018.

He asked for two further burglaries – at homes in Winsley Avenue in Bournemouth on Monday 20 August 2018 and at Hinton Wood Avenue in Christchurch on Tuesday 2 October 2018 – to be taken into consideration when he was sentenced.

Detective Constable Andrew Burley, of Dorset Police’s Priority Crime Team, said: “Peter Evans’ offending saw him target a number of homes in the Poole and Bournemouth area during daylight hours.

“Through CCTV enquiries and forensic examinations we were able to identify Evans as being responsible for these offences and I am glad that, following a public appeal to locate him, we were able to bring him before the court.

“We appreciate the disturbing effects it can have on homeowners to have their property invaded by burglars such as Evans and I would urge residents to make sure they take appropriate security measures to ensure they are not vulnerable to these offenders.

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