A man identified by officers through CCTV footage that linked him to two Bedford burglaries has been jailed for nearly three years.
Homeless Marvin Lendor was identified in CCTV footage captured during a burglary, then stores CCTV footage while using a stolen bank card at a Bedford store.
The 34-year-old broke into a house in Oaklands Road, Bedford on December 23, 2021 at around 5.40am.
He entered through a window just two days before Christmas and searched the house before fleeing with electronic items including a laptop and mobile phones, as well as a jar of change and a bank card.
He carried out a second burglary on January 6, 2021 at around 2.30pm on Hartington Street, Bedford, when he kicked the front door.
Moments later, a man in distinctive clothing is seen on CCTV leaving the property with two John Lewis bags.
Op Maze officers identified the man as the moneylender and linked him to the two incidents through CCTV footage which showed him using the bank card stolen in the first burglary and wearing the distinctive clothing he was wearing during the second burglary.
Detective Constable Pawel Karpinski, of Bedfordshire Police Burglary Squad, said: ‘The moneylender carried out a burglary just two days before Christmas; at a time when friends and family gathered during the holiday season.
“He violated this family’s home and made the victims experience the ordeal of insecurity in their homes where they should have felt most secure.”
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This notice was published: 2022-04-27 15:38:34