Prison sentence for burglars who stole over £100,000 worth of personal items
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Thanks to collaborative working across police forces, two prolific burglars who stole over £100,000 worth of items in a spree across the South, have been sentenced to time in prison after pleading guilty to the offences at Guildford Crown Court.
At sentencing on Thursday 19 October, Edmond Ndreca, born 28/04/1995, was given 5 years and 10 months behind bars, and Emiljan Pergjoni, born 20/01/1990, was given a 2-year sentence.
Over a five-week period from 1 April – 9 May 2023, several properties in Englefield Green, Addlestone, Buckinghamshire, Windsor, Ascot, and Bristol were targeted. Jewellery and sentimental items with a combined total of over £100,000 were taken and over £6,000 of damage was caused to the properties.
Ndreca was first identified as the primary suspect after his fingerprints were found on a screwdriver left at the scene of a burglary of over £80,000 worth of items in Englefield Green on 1 April 2023. He was also seen on CCTV in the vicinity at the time of the offence.
He had been evading police until Metropolitan Police officers found him sleeping in a car in Fryent Country Park on 9 May. When checking his identity, he was flagged as being a wanted suspect in a Surrey burglary and he was promptly arrested.
Upon searching his vehicle, officers also uncovered a large amount of stolen jewellery in a pillowcase, as well as other items such as phones, workmen gloves and screw drivers, found in the back of the driver’s seat.
Thanks to a thorough investigation including phone work, witness accounts, CCTV enquiries, and forensics, Pergjoni was then also established as being an accomplice to Ndreca for two of the burglaries.
Pergjoni was arrested at Luton Airport on 23 May after trying to leave the country.
Pergjoni plead guilty to one count of burglary and one count of attempt burglary and Ndreca plead guilty to four counts of burglary, one count of attempt burglary and one count of possession of a false document. He also admitted a further burglary which was presented for consideration at sentencing.
Investigating Officer PC Rachael Jordan, said; “The impact of being burgled cannot be underestimated. Victims can feel violated and no longer safe in their own homes; this is why we take it extremely seriously in Surrey and where possible will also try to bring about a conviction.
“Whilst we have managed to recover a large amount of the stolen items, we have not yet managed to recover them all, but we hope that the prison sentences given to Ndreca and Pergjoni will go some way to bringing closure to the victims.
“The successful conviction of these two men was the result of collaborative working with several other police forces. In particular the evidence and enquiries that Thames Valley Police and Avon and Somerset Police obtained and provided to us for burglaries in their patches, meant we were able to achieve put together a strong case and get these convictions.
“If you are thinking of coming to Surrey to commit burglary, we will pursue you and bring you to justice.”
In conjunction with our 'Autumn Nights' burglary campaign, we are asking that if you spot any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood, to make sure you report it via our suspicious activity portal.