Daren Williams has been jailed for six years after he targeted a Walthamstow care home in a series of burglaries

Darren Williams specifically targeted the vulnerable

Darren Williams specifically targeted the vulnerable

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A prolific burglar has been jailed after repeatedly targeting an elderly care home.

Darren Williams, 40, of no fixed address, raided the home in Shernhall Street, Walthamstow, on a number of occasions in April and stole items including a radio, laptop and a television. 

He was sentenced to a number of terms to run concurrently at Snaresbrook Crown Court ealier this month, which mean he will serve a six-year sentence.

Williams visited the multi-home care facility twice on April 22 and then again on April 24 and April 30.

Police tracked Williams down after identifying a cab driver who picked him up from Shernhall Street and took him to a second-hand electronics store, where he sold the stolen television.

All of the documents surrounding the sale of the television were obtained and Williams was arrested on May 8 after police chased him from an Asda store in Selbourne Walk, Walthamstow.

He tried to run away from the indoor supermarket after stealing four DVDs and various groceries to the value of £57.

He was sentenced to six years and ordered to pay £120 in victim surcharge costs for one of the burglaries committed on April 22. 

He was given a three-month sentence for the Asda theft, six years for the burglary on April 24, four years for the burglary on April 24 and three years for the April 30 burglary.

Investigating officer Jane Meehan, of Waltham Forest CID, said: "This investigation was a team effort with an excellent result, especially for the victims, who were targeted because they were vulnerable.

"Residents of Waltham Forest should feel reassured that a prolific burglar is now off our streets, serving a long sentence".

Police were able to give the television and radio back to the victim.

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4:46pm Mon 16 Jun 14

T. Watts says...

Yeah, these flippin' Romanians coming over here, bringing crime and...oh, hang on a moment.
Yeah, these flippin' Romanians coming over here, bringing crime and...oh, hang on a moment. T. Watts
  • Score: -4

4:47pm Mon 16 Jun 14

EppingRes1dent says...

He gets sentenced to a total of 19 years and 3 months and will be out in 3 years to do it again. Not what I would call an excellent result, Jane.
He gets sentenced to a total of 19 years and 3 months and will be out in 3 years to do it again. Not what I would call an excellent result, Jane. EppingRes1dent
  • Score: 6

4:52pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

T. Watts wrote:
Yeah, these flippin' Romanians coming over here, bringing crime and...oh, hang on a moment.
Yes nice change. If you look at the Web Site for the Law Pages and look under Snaresbrook Crown Court, it makes depressing reading except for the likes of people like you who seem to welcome all the crooks and vagrants and vagabonds who (quite legally) enter the UK to plunder and pillage innocent victims in this country. I wonder by the way, if they arrested the receiver of stolen goods in his second hand electrical store who probably paid him peanuts for his loot.
[quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: Yeah, these flippin' Romanians coming over here, bringing crime and...oh, hang on a moment.[/p][/quote]Yes nice change. If you look at the Web Site for the Law Pages and look under Snaresbrook Crown Court, it makes depressing reading except for the likes of people like you who seem to welcome all the crooks and vagrants and vagabonds who (quite legally) enter the UK to plunder and pillage innocent victims in this country. I wonder by the way, if they arrested the receiver of stolen goods in his second hand electrical store who probably paid him peanuts for his loot. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 5

4:56pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

T. Watts wrote:
Yeah, these flippin' Romanians coming over here, bringing crime and...oh, hang on a moment.
Put this in your pipe and smoke it;

http://www.thelawpag
es.com/magistrates-c
ounty-crown-court/Sn
aresbrook-Crown-Cour
t-58.html
[quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: Yeah, these flippin' Romanians coming over here, bringing crime and...oh, hang on a moment.[/p][/quote]Put this in your pipe and smoke it; http://www.thelawpag es.com/magistrates-c ounty-crown-court/Sn aresbrook-Crown-Cour t-58.html Villagecranberry
  • Score: 2

5:46pm Mon 16 Jun 14

stickmanny says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
T. Watts wrote:
Yeah, these flippin' Romanians coming over here, bringing crime and...oh, hang on a moment.
Yes nice change. If you look at the Web Site for the Law Pages and look under Snaresbrook Crown Court, it makes depressing reading except for the likes of people like you who seem to welcome all the crooks and vagrants and vagabonds who (quite legally) enter the UK to plunder and pillage innocent victims in this country. I wonder by the way, if they arrested the receiver of stolen goods in his second hand electrical store who probably paid him peanuts for his loot.
And as you have stated before, you care nothing for victims of crime committed by UK nationals while abroad: you reap what you sow my friend.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: Yeah, these flippin' Romanians coming over here, bringing crime and...oh, hang on a moment.[/p][/quote]Yes nice change. If you look at the Web Site for the Law Pages and look under Snaresbrook Crown Court, it makes depressing reading except for the likes of people like you who seem to welcome all the crooks and vagrants and vagabonds who (quite legally) enter the UK to plunder and pillage innocent victims in this country. I wonder by the way, if they arrested the receiver of stolen goods in his second hand electrical store who probably paid him peanuts for his loot.[/p][/quote]And as you have stated before, you care nothing for victims of crime committed by UK nationals while abroad: you reap what you sow my friend. stickmanny
  • Score: -4

5:49pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

stickmanny wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
T. Watts wrote:
Yeah, these flippin' Romanians coming over here, bringing crime and...oh, hang on a moment.
Yes nice change. If you look at the Web Site for the Law Pages and look under Snaresbrook Crown Court, it makes depressing reading except for the likes of people like you who seem to welcome all the crooks and vagrants and vagabonds who (quite legally) enter the UK to plunder and pillage innocent victims in this country. I wonder by the way, if they arrested the receiver of stolen goods in his second hand electrical store who probably paid him peanuts for his loot.
And as you have stated before, you care nothing for victims of crime committed by UK nationals while abroad: you reap what you sow my friend.
Face the music, you are a crime denier.
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: Yeah, these flippin' Romanians coming over here, bringing crime and...oh, hang on a moment.[/p][/quote]Yes nice change. If you look at the Web Site for the Law Pages and look under Snaresbrook Crown Court, it makes depressing reading except for the likes of people like you who seem to welcome all the crooks and vagrants and vagabonds who (quite legally) enter the UK to plunder and pillage innocent victims in this country. I wonder by the way, if they arrested the receiver of stolen goods in his second hand electrical store who probably paid him peanuts for his loot.[/p][/quote]And as you have stated before, you care nothing for victims of crime committed by UK nationals while abroad: you reap what you sow my friend.[/p][/quote]Face the music, you are a crime denier. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 1

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