TWO men have been jailed for a total of four years following a spate of burglaries in Wokingham and Bracknell.
Frenny Green, 28, of Anson Walk, Whitley, and Shaun Thompson, 30, of St Andrews Close, Bradfield, carried out a total of 15 burglaries at properties across Wokingham and Bracknell between March and April 2014. Many of the crimes took place while the homeowners were asleep upstairs.
The pair gained access to the properties by placing implements through the letterbox and stole cash and bank cards from hallways and downstairs rooms.
Most of the victims discovered they had been burgled the following morning when they found items missing or their front doors open.
Green was convicted by a unanimous jury at Reading Crown Court on Wednesday, August 9, while Thompson pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.
The pair were sentenced at the same court on Friday (11).
Green was sentenced to a total of 30 months’ imprisonment, while Thompson was sentenced to 20 months.
Detective Constable Barry Johns, based at Loddon Valley police station, said: “Being a victim of burglary is a distressing experience. It is an invasion of privacy within your own home where you should feel safe.
“In the Wokingham and Bracknell policing area, we are committed to investigating burglaries and other offences in order to stop those responsible.”