Men sentenced to prison for burglary series – Thames Valley and Surrey
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Following a lengthy Thames Valley Police investigation, four men have been sentenced after they pleaded guilty to multiple offences across the Thames Valley and Surrey.
In a hearing at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday (30/1);
Jason Seagrove, aged 45, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 17 years’ imprisonment;
Daniel Vellenoweth, aged 40, of Heston Grange, Hounslow, was sentenced to two years and six months’ imprisonment;
Kevin Bodman, aged 43, of Sand Martins, Bracknell, was sentenced to two years' imprisonment suspended for two years.
In a previous hearing at the same court on 17 October last year, Brian Seagrove, aged 44, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to two years and four months’ imprisonment.
On 27 November 2022, at the same court, Jason Seagrove pleaded guilty to;
Nine counts of residential burglaries;
Five counts of theft from a motor vehicle;
Four counts of fraud;
Three counts of robbery;
Three counts of commercial burglaries;
One count each of conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to commit burglary dwelling, conspiracy to commit commercial burglary, conspiracy to commit theft and conspiracy to commit fraud.
Vellenoweth pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit fraud and commercial burglary.
Bodman pleaded guilty three counts of burglary dwelling, two counts of shed burglary and one count of conspiracy to commit commercial burglary.
Brian Seagrove pleaded guilty to one count each of burglary dwelling and commercial burglary.
Between January and July 2020, there were a number of domestic vamoose burglaries across Slough, Windsor, Ascot and Staines where cars were stolen.
The stolen cars were then used to commit three knife point armed robberies and three commercial burglaries to steal cigarettes and cash in the South Buckinghamshire area.
Stolen number plates were put on the stolen cars to disguise them and bank cards stolen during burglaries were used in several incidents of fraud.
Following a thorough investigation, the four men were arrested on 1 July 2020 and were charged in May 2022.
Investigating officer PC James Rex, based at Slough police station, said: “Following this lengthy and complex investigation into a series of burglaries and thefts, I am pleased that these men have been sentenced.
“These offences occurred during the lockdown in 2020, and the offenders took full advantage of the mask wearing to hide their identification.
“Burglary is a horrendous crime that has devastating and long-lasting effects on victims and Thames Valley Police are absolutely committed to ensuring offenders are brought to justice.
“I would like to thank our colleagues at Surrey Police for their support.
“The sentences given by the court reflect the seriousness of the offences, which, I hope, will reassure our communities that we will robustly pursue offenders and investigate such crimes.”
UPDATE: Jason Seagrove and Brian Seagrove's addresses have been amended to no fixed abode. Kevin Bodman's sentence has been updated to two years' imprisonment suspended for two years.