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Bromley woman imprisoned for three years for burglary offences

PUBLISHED: 09:32 30 April 2014

Geraldine, 36, pleaded guilty to conspiracy of burglary and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Geraldine, 36, pleaded guilty to conspiracy of burglary and was sentenced to three years in prison.

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A Bromley woman was sentenced yesterday for her involvement in burglaries.

Geraldine Ward, 36, of Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley, was sentenced to three years imprisonment at Woolwich Crown Court where she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary.

Ward, as well as Doran, 39, of no fixed abode as well as a 13-year-old boy from Croydon, committed one of their first offences in Dartford on June 7 2013.

The victim, a disabled man in his 60s, answered his front door to the boy, who asked if he could go to the victim’s back garden to retrieve a toy.

After searching the garden with the boy, they then both went into the victim’s house.

The disabled man then went upstairs where he discovered Doran in his bedroom rifling through his belongings.

Both the boy and Doran quickly left the property with items including a Rotary Monza watch and £400.

Ward waited outside and drove all three of them to Kensington where they were to carry out their next offence.

The trio were caught on September 3 2013 and Ward was sentenced to three years imprisonment.

The 13-year-old boy was given a 12 month rehabilitation order and a 12 months supervision order to carry out an activity requirement for six months after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy of burglary and Doran was sentenced to nine years and six months imprisonment.

Detective Constable Kerry Townley, one of the investigating officers from Lewisham Borough: “This was a very complex investigation and was very much a team effort with Operation Drummer (our proactive burglary unit) working together to bring about this result. The sentence handed down today is a good result and whilst it reflects the seriousness of the offences committed we very much hope that the 13-year-old boy is rehabilitated and does not come to our notice again. We hope that he does change his life for the better.”

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