Man jailed after burgling home of hospitalised family member
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A burglar who targeted the home of a family member who was in hospital has been jailed.
Jamie Recardo admitted to breaking into the home in Luton on Thursday 2 November and stealing a number of electronics, including a 55-inch smart TV.
Police were called after a neighbour noticed the kitchen window had been smashed.
A forensic officer attended the scene and found blood inside the property, which was later forensically linked to Recardo.
The 33-year-old of Carisbrooke Road, Luton pleaded guilty to burglary, and on Thursday 11 January he was sentenced to 16 months behind bars.
Detective Constable Jason Wheeler from our dedicated Operation Maze burglary team, who led the investigation, said: “Recardo’s actions against a family member he knew was in hospital demonstrate a complete lack of empathy and regard for their welfare.
“We know that burglary causes a great deal of distress for victims, and our specialist team remains committed to tackling the issue and pursuing justice for those impacted.
“Community vigilance is also a powerful ally against burglary, and reporting suspicious activity and looking out for neighbours makes a huge difference in creating safer neighbourhoods.”
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