Teens sentenced for burglary offences

A Surrey teenager has been sentenced to 38 months in a young offenders’ institute after committing a string of burglaries.

Eighteen year old Shane Warburton, who laughed at the hurt he has caused his victims, was imprisoned on the 15th July after he admitted to over 20 burglaries committed in the Molesey, Walton and Thames Ditton areas. It is estimated that he caused more than £50,000 worth of damage and loss when conducting the thefts, in which many of the properties he targeted were family homes.

Three days before his sentence was handed down, the court heard that the defendant and a 22 year old accomplice were caught in the act of burgling a home when the family that owned the property, on Sidney Road, walked in on them as they loaded stolen electronics into the back of a BMW they had also stolen.

The burglars got away with a number of items, including a laptop, camera, iPhones and iPods and a sum of cash that was taken from the lady’s purse.

Two of the three burglars were caught when the police put a stinger into action, causing their stolen car to crash into a lamppost. The unknown third assailant managed to escape.

Warburton’s 22 year old accomplice, Mirush Kabashi, was also sentenced to 24 months in a young offenders’ institute.

Homeowners are advised to ensure their homes are as secure as possible, if they are to avoid being burgled. Security shutters and burglar alarms are ideal for this purpose.

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