Eight years for serial raider who got sloppy

Spate of burglaries – Gheorge

Spate of burglaries – Gheorge

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A “CARELESS” burglar has been jailed for eight years after carrying out a spate of burglaries across Essex, London, and Kent.

Bungling Constantin-Tiberiu Gheorge, 39, targeted a total of 31 homes, including one in Wickford and another in Benfleet.

Police arrested the criminal in April after recognising him in Barking town centre, and were later able to match his DNA to fingerprints and blood left behind at all of the burglary scenes.

His details were not held on the DNA and fingerprint database, meaning specialist officers from the Metropolitan Police had to carry out a complex review of the crimes to identify Gheorge as a suspect.

Detective Sergeant Brett Hagen, from the north east detections team at the Metropolitan Police, said: “Gheorge has to be one of the most prolific and yet one of the most careless burglars I have encountered.

“He has committed numerous offences across London, Kent, and Essex with a blatant disregard for the victims and police alike.

“It is worth considering that for every one of these offences there was at least one victim who had to deal with the effects of becoming a victim of crime and, where burglary is concerned, the lasting effects run far deeper than a loss of property. The success of this investigation is the culmination of some excellent detective work from my entire team.

“However, special recognition should go to Detective Constable Kyle who spotted and arrested Gheorge in the street, putting a stop to this serial offender.”

Gheorge, a Romanian national of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to 31 counts of burglary during an appearance at Snaresbrook Crown Court, in north-east London.

He was sentenced to eight years in prison.

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Langworthy added: “This case highlights the benefits of this team’s approach to dealing with a linked series of unidentified offences.”

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12:07pm Tue 3 Jun 14

supermadmax says...

"Gheorge has to be one of the most careless burglars I have encountered"

Yet he still managed to run rings around you lot for so long and committed at least 39 burglaries (we can probably double that or times it by three).
"Gheorge has to be one of the most careless burglars I have encountered" Yet he still managed to run rings around you lot for so long and committed at least 39 burglaries (we can probably double that or times it by three). supermadmax
  • Score: 21

12:13pm Tue 3 Jun 14

GONNERS says...

deport him
deport him GONNERS
  • Score: 33

1:13pm Tue 3 Jun 14

ROBOTS' REBELLION says...

"Romanian national of no fixed address". Dearie me. We are so stupid in this country not to vet those who come in. Get out of the EU now. Reduce immigration to a manageable level. And control our own future for our country. The EU is poison.
"Romanian national of no fixed address". Dearie me. We are so stupid in this country not to vet those who come in. Get out of the EU now. Reduce immigration to a manageable level. And control our own future for our country. The EU is poison. ROBOTS' REBELLION
  • Score: 24

1:19pm Tue 3 Jun 14

BasildonDond says...

He's a foreign national with no fixed address. send him back to the country he has citizenship in and ban him from returning to the UK for 20 years.
He's a foreign national with no fixed address. send him back to the country he has citizenship in and ban him from returning to the UK for 20 years. BasildonDond
  • Score: 26

1:39pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Realworld says...

BasildonDond wrote:
He's a foreign national with no fixed address. send him back to the country he has citizenship in and ban him from returning to the UK for 20 years.
only 20?
[quote][p][bold]BasildonDond[/bold] wrote: He's a foreign national with no fixed address. send him back to the country he has citizenship in and ban him from returning to the UK for 20 years.[/p][/quote]only 20? Realworld
  • Score: 20

1:54pm Tue 3 Jun 14

DAGASMAN says...

Oh no, its racist to stop criminals coming here remember
Oh no, its racist to stop criminals coming here remember DAGASMAN
  • Score: 15

2:01pm Tue 3 Jun 14

ekcoanarak says...

DAGASMAN wrote:
Oh no, its racist to stop criminals coming here remember
Bang on, don't forget his human rights either, he may well own a cat...............
[quote][p][bold]DAGASMAN[/bold] wrote: Oh no, its racist to stop criminals coming here remember[/p][/quote]Bang on, don't forget his human rights either, he may well own a cat............... ekcoanarak
  • Score: 11

2:13pm Tue 3 Jun 14

I-say-you-say says...

Romanian national with no fixed address....well he has one now doesn't he?! HMP at the cost of the taxpayers!

Idiots! Don't jail them, deport them. Save us money and they will learn that they can no longer come over here to commit crimes to get free housing/foodt/traini
ng/aftercare etc etc!
Romanian national with no fixed address....well he has one now doesn't he?! HMP at the cost of the taxpayers! Idiots! Don't jail them, deport them. Save us money and they will learn that they can no longer come over here to commit crimes to get free housing/foodt/traini ng/aftercare etc etc! I-say-you-say
  • Score: 10

3:23pm Tue 3 Jun 14

the25man says...

Romanians consider they have the right to steal pickpocket to support there life style in there own Country. It would appear it's there Human Right to take what they need. When we catch them we still look after them with free meals free bed in a warm place and they are taught other means to steal and introduced to those that benefit from there activities. Give them all a good life that's what we do here in this Country.
Romanians consider they have the right to steal pickpocket to support there life style in there own Country. It would appear it's there Human Right to take what they need. When we catch them we still look after them with free meals free bed in a warm place and they are taught other means to steal and introduced to those that benefit from there activities. Give them all a good life that's what we do here in this Country. the25man
  • Score: 9

4:31pm Tue 3 Jun 14

pembury53 says...

I-say-you-say wrote:
Romanian national with no fixed address....well he has one now doesn't he?! HMP at the cost of the taxpayers! Idiots! Don't jail them, deport them. Save us money and they will learn that they can no longer come over here to commit crimes to get free housing/foodt/traini ng/aftercare etc etc!
sounds good in theory, but deport him and he'd be straight back quicker than a rat up a sewer pipe.......
[quote][p][bold]I-say-you-say[/bold] wrote: Romanian national with no fixed address....well he has one now doesn't he?! HMP at the cost of the taxpayers! Idiots! Don't jail them, deport them. Save us money and they will learn that they can no longer come over here to commit crimes to get free housing/foodt/traini ng/aftercare etc etc![/p][/quote]sounds good in theory, but deport him and he'd be straight back quicker than a rat up a sewer pipe....... pembury53
  • Score: 4

4:37pm Tue 3 Jun 14

leslog says...

send these criminals back to home country double quick, its the likes of these that gives others a bad name,yet the majority wish to work to better themselves ,especially nurses from abroad my experience shows them very caring in the N H S hospitals doing vital work for our sick elderly and disabled
send these criminals back to home country double quick, its the likes of these that gives others a bad name,yet the majority wish to work to better themselves ,especially nurses from abroad my experience shows them very caring in the N H S hospitals doing vital work for our sick elderly and disabled leslog
  • Score: 5

5:20pm Tue 3 Jun 14

BasildonDond says...

BasildonDond wrote:
He's a foreign national with no fixed address. send him back to the country he has citizenship in and ban him from returning to the UK for 20 years.
I know, I was showing my soft side lol
[quote][p][bold]BasildonDond[/bold] wrote: He's a foreign national with no fixed address. send him back to the country he has citizenship in and ban him from returning to the UK for 20 years.[/p][/quote]I know, I was showing my soft side lol BasildonDond
  • Score: 4

2:38pm Wed 4 Jun 14

britis04 says...

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Langworthy added: “This case highlights the benefits of this team’s approach to dealing with a linked series of unidentified offences.”

Me: "This case proves opening the flood gates to foreigners means they can steal from us and then get fed with a roof over their heads for 8 years"

SERIOUSLY - SEND THE **** HOME!
Detective Chief Inspector Phil Langworthy added: “This case highlights the benefits of this team’s approach to dealing with a linked series of unidentified offences.” Me: "This case proves opening the flood gates to foreigners means they can steal from us and then get fed with a roof over their heads for 8 years" SERIOUSLY - SEND THE **** HOME! britis04
  • Score: 0

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