Romanian man accused of 31 burglaries across London and Kent jailed for eight years

Constantin-Tiberiu Gheorge was sentenced to eight years in prison today

Constantin-Tiberiu Gheorge was sentenced to eight years in prison today

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

A Romanian man accused of 31 burglaries across London, Kent and Essex has been sentenced to eight years in prison today (May 29) after leaving his DNA or fingerprints at every scene.

On April 15 unemployed Constantin-Tiberiu Gheorge, 39, a Romanian national of no fixed address, was arrested in Barking town centre on suspicion of a series of residential burglaries.

Throughout the series of crimes a single DNA profile continued to appear at the scenes.

In most cases the suspect would leave DNA behind in the form of blood, but in some cases it was fingerprints. At an address in Kent the suspect left DNA and fingerprints.

Despite having the suspect's DNA profile and fingerprints, officers could not identify him as he did not appear on their database.

The linked series was allocated to a specialist detection team where officers completed a review of the cases and analysis of all the information available. As a result Gheorge was identified as a suspect.

On May 20 Gheorge pleaded guilty to 31 burglary offences at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Detective Sergeant Brett Hagen, from the detections team, said: "Gheorge has to be one of the most prolific and yet one of the most careless burglars I have encountered.

"He has committed numerous offences across London, Kent and Essex with a blatant disregard for the victims and police alike.

"It is worth considering that for every one of these offences there was at least one victim who had to deal with the effects of becoming a victim of crime and where burglary is concerned the lasting effects run far deeper than a loss of property.”

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3:41pm Thu 29 May 14

brad25577 says...

Wouldn't it be easier and cheaper to remove him from the country and give him a ban ? as now hes ruined 31 peoples lives or more and now us UK tax payers are paying to keep him in a nice cell with food and water daily for 8 years...
Wouldn't it be easier and cheaper to remove him from the country and give him a ban ? as now hes ruined 31 peoples lives or more and now us UK tax payers are paying to keep him in a nice cell with food and water daily for 8 years... brad25577
  • Score: 29

3:53pm Thu 29 May 14

the wall says...

brad25577 wrote:
Wouldn't it be easier and cheaper to remove him from the country and give him a ban ? as now hes ruined 31 peoples lives or more and now us UK tax payers are paying to keep him in a nice cell with food and water daily for 8 years...
So what you want to do is let this man get away with it with no punishment at all. Also sending out the message to all Romanian criminals that if you come to the UK and get caught they just send you home.

"Give him a ban" And how would this be enforced , when he can just go and get fake ID.

He has committed a crime in this country he must now pay with his freedom.

More holes in your idea than Swiss cheese.
[quote][p][bold]brad25577[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be easier and cheaper to remove him from the country and give him a ban ? as now hes ruined 31 peoples lives or more and now us UK tax payers are paying to keep him in a nice cell with food and water daily for 8 years...[/p][/quote]So what you want to do is let this man get away with it with no punishment at all. Also sending out the message to all Romanian criminals that if you come to the UK and get caught they just send you home. "Give him a ban" And how would this be enforced , when he can just go and get fake ID. He has committed a crime in this country he must now pay with his freedom. More holes in your idea than Swiss cheese. the wall
  • Score: -15

3:57pm Thu 29 May 14

cookster says...

brad25577 wrote:
Wouldn't it be easier and cheaper to remove him from the country and give him a ban ? as now hes ruined 31 peoples lives or more and now us UK tax payers are paying to keep him in a nice cell with food and water daily for 8 years...
So if a British-born bloke was caught doing this in Romania, would you rather he was sent back here to serve his sentence or do his stir in the country he committed the crime in?
[quote][p][bold]brad25577[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be easier and cheaper to remove him from the country and give him a ban ? as now hes ruined 31 peoples lives or more and now us UK tax payers are paying to keep him in a nice cell with food and water daily for 8 years...[/p][/quote]So if a British-born bloke was caught doing this in Romania, would you rather he was sent back here to serve his sentence or do his stir in the country he committed the crime in? cookster
  • Score: 6

4:01pm Thu 29 May 14

PaulErith says...

He should serve his time in a British jail, but we should have the right to automatically expel him from the country thereafter. One of the conditions of anyone coming from abroad being allowed to live here should be that if they are committed of a crime, then expulsion will happen with no right of appeal.
He should serve his time in a British jail, but we should have the right to automatically expel him from the country thereafter. One of the conditions of anyone coming from abroad being allowed to live here should be that if they are committed of a crime, then expulsion will happen with no right of appeal. PaulErith
  • Score: 27

4:02pm Thu 29 May 14

PaulErith says...

PaulErith wrote:
He should serve his time in a British jail, but we should have the right to automatically expel him from the country thereafter. One of the conditions of anyone coming from abroad being allowed to live here should be that if they are committed of a crime, then expulsion will happen with no right of appeal.
*** - meant "convicted" of a crime.
[quote][p][bold]PaulErith[/bold] wrote: He should serve his time in a British jail, but we should have the right to automatically expel him from the country thereafter. One of the conditions of anyone coming from abroad being allowed to live here should be that if they are committed of a crime, then expulsion will happen with no right of appeal.[/p][/quote]*** - meant "convicted" of a crime. PaulErith
  • Score: 4

4:17pm Thu 29 May 14

the wall says...

PaulErith wrote:
He should serve his time in a British jail, but we should have the right to automatically expel him from the country thereafter. One of the conditions of anyone coming from abroad being allowed to live here should be that if they are committed of a crime, then expulsion will happen with no right of appeal.
Agreed. Just like in the US.
[quote][p][bold]PaulErith[/bold] wrote: He should serve his time in a British jail, but we should have the right to automatically expel him from the country thereafter. One of the conditions of anyone coming from abroad being allowed to live here should be that if they are committed of a crime, then expulsion will happen with no right of appeal.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Just like in the US. the wall
  • Score: -3

6:42pm Thu 29 May 14

fatboy2000 says...

If us brits did this in certain foreign countries we'd have our hands chopped off!
so send this fu!*ing waste of space home & let them pay for his keep rather than robbing the taxpayer yet again!..........will we ever learn?????? its plain and simple & as easy as that.
If us brits did this in certain foreign countries we'd have our hands chopped off! so send this fu!*ing waste of space home & let them pay for his keep rather than robbing the taxpayer yet again!..........will we ever learn?????? its plain and simple & as easy as that. fatboy2000
  • Score: 12

6:57pm Thu 29 May 14

Bestbaz says...

As he could be a Roma gypsy, and on arrival in the UK, possibly homeless, no legal employment, he will now have 8 years of relative luxury and home comforts in one of the Queens hotels, Three meals a day, a TV provided in his room, possibly a private shower in his room, access to a gym, swimming pools and personal. mobile. The estimated cost of a prisoner in prison per year is £119K coming out of taxpayers money. Welcome to Britain, have a nice stay !!!
As he could be a Roma gypsy, and on arrival in the UK, possibly homeless, no legal employment, he will now have 8 years of relative luxury and home comforts in one of the Queens hotels, Three meals a day, a TV provided in his room, possibly a private shower in his room, access to a gym, swimming pools and personal. mobile. The estimated cost of a prisoner in prison per year is £119K coming out of taxpayers money. Welcome to Britain, have a nice stay !!! Bestbaz
  • Score: 17

7:46am Fri 30 May 14

goldenbroomboy says...

fatboy2000 wrote:
If us brits did this in certain foreign countries we'd have our hands chopped off!
so send this fu!*ing waste of space home & let them pay for his keep rather than robbing the taxpayer yet again!..........will we ever learn?????? its plain and simple & as easy as that.
Yes, but Romania is not one of those countries.

This man is a vagrant thief. He got away with all these clumsy burglaries because he was beneath the radar. Send him to Romania, he will be back again, beneath the radar again, & he will break into some more homes. This way he is being punished.
[quote][p][bold]fatboy2000[/bold] wrote: If us brits did this in certain foreign countries we'd have our hands chopped off! so send this fu!*ing waste of space home & let them pay for his keep rather than robbing the taxpayer yet again!..........will we ever learn?????? its plain and simple & as easy as that.[/p][/quote]Yes, but Romania is not one of those countries. This man is a vagrant thief. He got away with all these clumsy burglaries because he was beneath the radar. Send him to Romania, he will be back again, beneath the radar again, & he will break into some more homes. This way he is being punished. goldenbroomboy
  • Score: 4

7:48am Fri 30 May 14

goldenbroomboy says...

Bestbaz wrote:
As he could be a Roma gypsy, and on arrival in the UK, possibly homeless, no legal employment, he will now have 8 years of relative luxury and home comforts in one of the Queens hotels, Three meals a day, a TV provided in his room, possibly a private shower in his room, access to a gym, swimming pools and personal. mobile. The estimated cost of a prisoner in prison per year is £119K coming out of taxpayers money. Welcome to Britain, have a nice stay !!!
Not all Gypsies are homeless. Go to Timisoara & you will see homes that make Bickley's grand mansions look like rabbit hutches.
[quote][p][bold]Bestbaz[/bold] wrote: As he could be a Roma gypsy, and on arrival in the UK, possibly homeless, no legal employment, he will now have 8 years of relative luxury and home comforts in one of the Queens hotels, Three meals a day, a TV provided in his room, possibly a private shower in his room, access to a gym, swimming pools and personal. mobile. The estimated cost of a prisoner in prison per year is £119K coming out of taxpayers money. Welcome to Britain, have a nice stay !!![/p][/quote]Not all Gypsies are homeless. Go to Timisoara & you will see homes that make Bickley's grand mansions look like rabbit hutches. goldenbroomboy
  • Score: 4

10:07am Sat 31 May 14

Durham909 says...

Is it against the "rules" for this Romanian guy to be a member of UKIP? tee hee! /:
Is it against the "rules" for this Romanian guy to be a member of UKIP? tee hee! /: Durham909
  • Score: 1

2:50pm Sat 31 May 14

sarfflondonbird says...

cookster wrote:
brad25577 wrote:
Wouldn't it be easier and cheaper to remove him from the country and give him a ban ? as now hes ruined 31 peoples lives or more and now us UK tax payers are paying to keep him in a nice cell with food and water daily for 8 years...
So if a British-born bloke was caught doing this in Romania, would you rather he was sent back here to serve his sentence or do his stir in the country he committed the crime in?
Would rather they kept him too and send back any offending foreigners of this nature so that we can seek a reduction in our taxes that go towards keeping the likes of this scum in prison over here.
As for our own being caught abroad, they can keep them too, not much use to us are they? Again, saving the taxpayers money on their prison upkeep, and keeping the country one less scum free.
[quote][p][bold]cookster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brad25577[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't it be easier and cheaper to remove him from the country and give him a ban ? as now hes ruined 31 peoples lives or more and now us UK tax payers are paying to keep him in a nice cell with food and water daily for 8 years...[/p][/quote]So if a British-born bloke was caught doing this in Romania, would you rather he was sent back here to serve his sentence or do his stir in the country he committed the crime in?[/p][/quote]Would rather they kept him too and send back any offending foreigners of this nature so that we can seek a reduction in our taxes that go towards keeping the likes of this scum in prison over here. As for our own being caught abroad, they can keep them too, not much use to us are they? Again, saving the taxpayers money on their prison upkeep, and keeping the country one less scum free. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 13

7:01pm Sun 1 Jun 14

ms day says...

Voting ukip makes sense .deport them
Voting ukip makes sense .deport them ms day
  • Score: 8

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