Teenage burglar broke in and robbed widow, 63, and left her ‘devastated’ by theft of wedding and engagement rings
PUBLISHED: 21:01 13 July 2020 | UPDATED: 10:19 15 July 2020
An 18-year-old burglar was jailed today (Monday) for a year after committing his fifth burglary in less than nine months.
Jan Michalczyk broke into the home of a woman in Onyx Court, Wisbech, on May 4, stealing her engagement and wedding rings, and a ring belonging to her late husband.
The 68-year-old widow woke to find a purse with cash and bank cards had also been stolen.
PC Anna Pollard said: “She is devastated by the loss of the jewellery which meant so much to her.”
In December last year, Michalczyk was sentenced to a 12-month referral order after admitting carrying out four burglaries in Whittlesey..
On July 13, Michalczyk appeared at Cambridge Crown Court where he was jailed for a year. He admitted burglary.
His Honour Judge Cooper said his latest crime during the Covid-19 lockdown was on “a vulnerable person” and merited a jail term.
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