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Serial burglar linked to Bromley crimes via DNA evidence

PUBLISHED: 14:18 18 March 2014 | UPDATED: 14:22 18 March 2014

Omar Galleze, 19, admitted to committing 23 burglary offences across Bromley alone.

Omar Galleze, 19, admitted to committing 23 burglary offences across Bromley alone.

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A serial burglar who committed 23 offences in Bromley borough alone has been sentenced to 16 months in prison.

Omar Galleze, 19, of no fixed address, but frequents the areas of Mottingham and Downham, pled guilty to burglary at Croydon Crown Court on March 11. He will spend his sentence in a young offender institution.

Galleze was arrested in Moorside Road, Bromley, on January 28, after being forensically linked to a burglary in Palace View, Bromley, 17 days earlier.

Once DNA evidence was presented to Galleze, he admitted the offence.

Det Ch Insp Andy Furphy, from Bromley Police, said “Galleze is a prolific offender and his conviction should serve as a warning to other burglars.

“As well as increased patrols, both covert and overt, across the local area the MPS Directorate of Forensic Services are working continuously to increase the number of offenders identified through forensic intervention at all burglary scenes.

“This is achieved through the use of the National Fingerprint identification database and extensive DNA processes.”

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