Fast-paced investigative work has led to the imprisonment of a burglar, just over a month after the offence took place.
Nicky Love, 31 of Gallery Road, London appeared at Chelmsford Crown court today (17 November) where he was sentenced to 42 months in prison after pleading guilty to burglary dwelling.
The investigation started on Friday, 7 October after a residential property on Allnuts Road in Epping was burgled. Officers attended the property within an hour of the report coming in and were able to gather evidence needed to identify a suspect.
Love was arrested and a couple of days later, was charged with burglary dwelling. He pleaded guilty and after pleading guilty, was sentenced to 42 months in prison today.
Detective Inspector Tony Atkin said:
“This is a great result and an example of how committed we are to getting justice for victims of burglary. “This man travelled in from London with the sole intention of committing these crimes and he showed little regard for how his crime would impact these victims. “Essex Police will aim to attend all residential burglaries and if we don’t, then there must be a good reason for this. In this investigation the quick reporting allowed us to attend within the hour and carry out the enquiries we needed to. If you have been burgled, we ask that you report as quickly as possible.”
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