One man drives stolen car at police in escape attempt
Three men have been sentenced to a total of 16 years in prison after they committed a string of burglaries in the Wimbledon area.
Kingston Crown court heard that Dominic Hernandez, aged 24, of Combermere Road, Morden, Troy Hunter-Anderson, 26, of West Norwood and Anton Alleyne, 18, also from West Norwood, targeted residential properties to steal electrical goods and high value cars in the early hours of the morning, whilst occupiers where asleep
They pleaded guilty to all charges on November 6. And on November 28, Hunter-Anderson and Hernandez were both sentenced to five years in prison, while Alleyne was sentenced to six years for his part in the burglaries and for dangerous driving.
The court heard that on July 8, Hunter-Anderson, Alleyne and Hernandez targeted two addresses in Trevor Road and Merton Hall Road, Wimbledon.
They stole computers, laptops, expensive watches, cash, wallets and tablets. At one address, in Trevor Road, they stole the keys of a Jaguar and drove off in the vehicle which later crashed into a wall in Aldrington Road, Streatham They abandoned the vehicle and left the scene.
In the early hours of July 17, officers from the Merton burglary squad stopped and arrested Hunter-Anderson and Hernandez who had just committed two burglaries in Engadine Street, Southfields, and were caught with stolen items.
Alleyne attempted to escape in an Audi A4 stolen from a previous burglary and drove at police officers. The vehicle narrowly missed officers and did crash against eight parked vehicles and a lamppost. He eventually abandoned the car he was driving and was chased on foot by officers who arrested him.
They were all charged with conspiracy to commit burglary whilst Alleyne was additionally charged with dangerous driving. Officers were able to link the trio to the previous burglaries.
They first appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on July 18 and were kept in custody until the start of their trial.
DC Mike Bunn, from the Merton burglary squad said: “This team of burglars were organised and pre-planned each of their crimes by targeting residential premises in south-west London. The lengthy sentence they have received highlights the seriousness of their crimes. We are satisfied with the result of our investigation and I hope that their prison sentences will bring the victims some closure."
December 5, 2014