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West Mercia: Three Men Given Custodial Sentences For Attempted Burglary
September 25, 2012, 11:17 am
Three men who attempted to burgle two homes in Bromsgrove have been given custodial sentences after appearing at Redditch Magistrates Court.
Gabriel Tabacu, aged 30, and Ionel Cojocaru, aged 19, both of no fixed abode, and Nicusor Spiridon, aged 18, of Piers Road, Winson Green, Birmingham, appeared before magistrates on Wednesday, 19 September.
All three had previously pleaded guilty to attempting to burgle homes in Cobnall Road, Catshill, Bromsgrove, on 10 July and Oakhalls Avenue, Bromsgrove, on 11 July.
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Tabacu has been sentenced to 30 weeks in jail. Spiridon has been sentenced to 30 weeks and Cojocaru to 26 weeks, both in a Young Offenders Institute.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Vicky Collier from Bromsgrove CID said: “These sentences come as a result of some excellent team work and also information provided by members of the public.
“A number of witnesses rang in after seeing the men acting suspiciously near the properties and gave us a description and details of their car which helped us track down the offenders.
“Information gathered from members of the public who see suspicious activity or witness an offence can often make the difference to an investigation.
West Mercia Police has recently launched an initiative called ‘Citadel’ which is aimed at cutting burglaries across the force area.
Burglary levels are still relatively low compared to other parts of the country, but we still need people to act upon the crime advice which we issue regularly and to tell us if you know about people who are breaking into people’s houses.
Police would encourage people to be aware of what is happening in their street and to call us straight away on either the non-emergency number 101 or 999 if you think an offence is taking place.
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