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March 30th, 2012
A Romanian gypsy who was convicted for rape in Romania and served seven years in Romanian jail for rape, five years for robbery and three year for aggravated larceny has now been jailed for breaking into six homes in a single day by the Chester Crown Court.
He targeted elderly residents in Crewe, Cheshire on Jan 25 and admitted at Chester Crown Court.
Viorel Dumitrascu 43 stole jewellery, laptops, digital cameras and items of sentimental value from six elderly victims in the town.
The court heard that all the properties were empty when he had broken into them.
The father of three also had five previous convictions for seven offences of dishonesty in UK. He was arrested on the M6 later that day on his way back home to Birmingham.
The defence counsel for Dumitrascu said that he faced lots of difficulties as a Roma gypsy traveling around Europe.
But the Judge David Hale said discrimination suffered by gypsies was no excuse for them to commit burglaries.
The defence had added that it was not the right way to provide for one’s family but Dumitrascu had returned the stolen jewellery and he wanted to stay in this country.
But Judge Hale added that Burglary was a serious offence in UK and that he believes it was same in Romania too. This was deliberate offences with high culpability. He sentenced Dumitrascu to 32 months in jail.
Speaking after the sentencing, DS Andy Mcgillan, from the Crewe burglary team, said it was a great result for the team and it would also reassure the victims that the person who violated their homes was behind bars.