Man sentenced for distraction burglaries and frauds across Nottingham

Nottingham Crown Court © westbridgfordwire.com
Nottingham Crown Court © westbridgfordwire.com

A man who committed a number of burglaries and fraud incidents has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison.

Afran Chaudry, of no fixed abode, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday (5 November 2018) having pleaded guilty to one burglary and four counts of fraud by false representation. He also had a further count of burglary and five fraud by false representation taken into consideration by the courts.

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The 45-year-old was arrested after detectives had been investigating a series of distraction burglaries and frauds where a man had been knocking on doors, claiming to have locked himself out. He then asked for money so he could get a taxi or use their phone. He’d use this distraction to get into their homes and steal items.

The officers had informed the control room of this method of crime and when a report of a similar type of incident came through, it was flagged up to the response officers and Chaudry was taken into custody after being found nearby.

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He had committed these crimes in the Western Boulevard, Clinton Court, Henley Rise and Langtry Grove areas between 24 July to 6 September.

DI Kayne Rukas said: “We’re really pleased that we were able to prove Chaudry had committed this nasty series of burglaries and frauds and has now been dealt with accordingly. The officers worked really hard on this case and used forward thinking in order to catch the person committing the crimes, and this was a team effort involving control room staff and response officers who saw it through. I hope the victims will get the closure they deserve from know that this man is now behind bars.”