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Man jailed for a year after admitting burgling residential storage areas in Ipswich and stealing thousands of pounds' worth of items

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A burglar who stole thousands of pounds' worth of items from residential storage areas and a business premises in Ipswich has been jailed.

Pawel Piskor, 35, of no fixed address appeared at Ipswich Magistrates' Court on Monday, where he was sentenced to a total of 52 weeks in prison after admitting four counts of burglary other than dwelling.

Piskor was arrested in a garage block off Richmond Road in Ipswich last month by officers from the Operation Shere team.

Pawel Piskor. Picture: Suffolk Police
Pawel Piskor. Picture: Suffolk Police

He was wanted in connection with a burglary in Foundation Street which happened between December 5 and 15, 2020, after forensics linked him to the crime.

The Operation Shere team had gathered information that he was often seen in the area of the garages, where he was arrested on February 26.

During the burglary in Foundation Street, Piskor forced open the door of a communal cellar area and then broke into a locked cage, stealing items which were valued at over £1,600 in total, including a Cannondale mountain bike, Oakley sunglasses and a Suunto dive computer.

Two of the other burglaries Piskor admitted to also happened last year, when he forced entry to cycle storage areas in Reavell Close on September 15 and in Compair Crescent on November 19, and a Boardman bicycle valued at £575 and a Vitus bicycle valued at £800 were stolen.

The fourth offence happened in November 2019, when Piskor gained entry to a business premises in Holywells Road and stole power tools valued at over £800.

Alongside his prison sentence, of two 14-week terms and two 12-week terms to be serve consecutively, he was also ordered to pay more than £3,600 in compensation to the victims.

PC Guy Woodward, from the Operation Shere team, said: "These offences clearly demonstrate that Pawel Piskor has a total disregard for peoples’ homes, businesses and property.

"We were determined to ensure that his dishonesty and continual efforts to evade police would catch-up with him in the end and I am pleased we were able to put him before the court to face justice for his crimes.”

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