December 6 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Burglars who stole from a house in Holloway have been jailed for a total of more than two years.
Martin Kennedy, 23, of Sparsholt Road, Holloway, and Rhys Enver, 22, of Hawthorn Road, Haringey, were both arrested following a burglary at a house in Fairmead Road in the early hours of Saturday June 1.
The duo entered the Holloway home through a front sash window and once inside began taking items including a mobile phone and laptop computer.
Both were arrested shortly after and despite initially giving ‘no comment’ interviews, at court Enver claimed he was threatened by his accomplice to do the crime.
His accusation was shot down after CCTV evidence showed the pair outside the home for more than an hour – proof they were working as a team.
At Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday September 6 Enver was jailed for a total of 20 months – 14 for burglary and six for breach of a suspended sentence.
Kennedy was sentenced to 10 months in jail for burglary at an earlier trial on July 11.
Det Con Marcus Johnson, Islington Burglary Unit, said: “I am satisfied with these court results and that these two serial offenders have been taken off our streets for the foreseeable future.
“Let this be a warning to others involved in this type of crime, and a comfort to the residents of Islington, that with the aid of CCTV, modern forensic techniques and technology the likelihood of being caught is increasing day-to-day. If you continue to offend you will be caught.”