22-year-old receives suspended sentence for receiving stolen goods
A 22-year-old man has received a suspended jail sentence for attempted burglary and receiving stolen goods.
Items of jewellery, including a gold watch which had been in a family for 27 years and a locket, were stolen in a burglary in Orchard Road, Sutton, on September 10.
Two police officers recovered the jewellery in the possession of a man sitting on a park bench at The Green, Sutton High Street, on September 11.
The man, Maciej Jablonski, of Candle Grove, Peckham, was arrested for handling stolen goods and taken to Sutton police station.
He was bailed pending further enquiries and for the press appeal to be arranged to identify the true owner of the jewellery.
However, when Jablonski returned on bail to the police station on the September 29, he was also arrested for attempted burglary after a police forensic examination had discovered a finger print on a window frame at an address in Deans Road, Sutton, on September 2.
At Croydon Magistrates Court on October 3, Jablonski was sentenced to four months jail suspended for one year after pleading guilty to attempted burglary at Deans Road.
He was sentenced to two months jail suspended for one year to run concurrently for receiving stolen goods at The Green, Sutton.
Jablonski received a supervision order for 12 months to carry out 180 hours unpaid work. He was ordered to pay compensation of £100 and Crown Prosecution Service costs of £85.
Detective Constable Charlie Lourenco, of Sutton’s Burglary and Robbery Investigation Team, said the owners of the jewellery were delighted to have their stolen jewellery returned to them.
She said: “Lots of it was of great value and huge sentimental value too, some of it personally engraved and irreplaceable.”
The owner of the jewellery came forward after recognising many of the watches, rings and pendants in an article in the Sutton Guardian on September 20.