Burglars jailed over £50k spree

Roy Salisbury

Roy Salisbury - Credit: Archant

TWO men who stole computers, jewellery, TVs and even a car in a £50,000 series of North Somerset burglaries are this week beginning jail sentences.

Ean Sinclair

Ean Sinclair - Credit: Archant

Roy Salisbury and Ean Sinclair were jailed for three-and-a-half years and three years respectively for their roles in the spree of break-ins.

Salisbury, aged 28, from Hayes in Middlesex, pleaded guilty to six counts of burglary after targeting homes in Clevedon’s Walton Road and Conygar Close, plus others in Weston, Worle, Hutton and Highbridge.

He asked for a further 22 break-ins across the district to be taken into consideration.

Sinclair, aged 29, of Midford, Dunster Crescent in Weston, admitted three crimes; the Conygar Close burglary plus Weston and Hutton raids.

The Bristol Crown Court judge offered praise for workers at Proper Job DIY store who alerted police to the two men after they were spotted buying a ‘burglary kit’.

After the hearing, investigating officer DC Phil Aspinall said he hoped the sentences would provide closure for people whose homes had been ransacked.

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He said: “Between them, these men were responsible for causing 28 families the distress of having their homes broken into, their belongings gone through and often precious and irreplaceable items like jewellery taken.

“As a team, we’re now able to go back to each victim and tell them we’ve caught the men responsible. I hope this goes some way to helping them get over what has happened.”

Even after release, Salisbury and Sinclair will be banned from returning to North Somerset for five years.