15-year sentence for couple who burgled Lewisham pensioners and 100-year-old woman

Marilane Guardascione

Edward Rodmell

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , deputy news editor

A couple who burgled elderly people - including a 100-year-old woman and seven Lewisham victims - have been jailed for a total of 15 years.

Edward Rodmell, 39, from Southwark and Italian Marilane Guardascione, 24, of no fixed abode, committed 26 different offences in all, tricking their way into people's homes before stealing £2,076 in cash and more than £5,000 in handbags and jewellery

Their thefts in Bellingham and Honor Oak included wedding rings and an engagement ring from an 89-year-old man.

And their oldest victim was a 100-year-old Southwark woman. The pair calimed to be from the water board before stealing her bag and money.

On one occasion a 86-year-old woman in Honor Oak Park questioned their identity after they pretended to be police officers and they left empty-handed. 

The pair, who admitted a string of burglary charges, were setenced at Southwark Crown Court on August 21. Rodmell was jailed for 10 years and Guardascione was given a five-year sentence.

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1:20pm Fri 22 Aug 14

concerned.erith says...

What a disgusting vile pair of excuse for humanity. Just remember - what goes around comes around and I hope you get yours!
What a disgusting vile pair of excuse for humanity. Just remember - what goes around comes around and I hope you get yours! concerned.erith
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2:36pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Wiff180 says...

So will we be deporting this homeless Italian criminal ?
So will we be deporting this homeless Italian criminal ? Wiff180
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9:20am Tue 26 Aug 14

goldenbroomboy says...

Wiff180 wrote:
So will we be deporting this homeless Italian criminal ?
After a few weeks inside being rug munched she will be begging to get on the plane.
[quote][p][bold]Wiff180[/bold] wrote: So will we be deporting this homeless Italian criminal ?[/p][/quote]After a few weeks inside being rug munched she will be begging to get on the plane. goldenbroomboy
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9:42am Thu 4 Sep 14

Irish gone ghosted says...

This is a sad world we live in with people so disgusting and in human they commits this offensives of crime that ruining peoples life and destroy them inside and there family's, these people need to done with and hung, that women is a self centered women with no pride or self respect to let my father do that to her and needs to be deported asap and as for my father he needs to be hung if they would be so nice to bring hanging back. as he is institutionalized and has no hope in hell of socializing in this world we live in today, I don't know how myself has been produced from this vulgar creature but at work reading this jus make me so sick i have to comment to release some form of angry this mess brings me ...
This is a sad world we live in with people so disgusting and in human they commits this offensives of crime that ruining peoples life and destroy them inside and there family's, these people need to done with and hung, that women is a self centered women with no pride or self respect to let my father do that to her and needs to be deported asap and as for my father he needs to be hung if they would be so nice to bring hanging back. as he is institutionalized and has no hope in hell of socializing in this world we live in today, I don't know how myself has been produced from this vulgar creature but at work reading this jus make me so sick i have to comment to release some form of angry this mess brings me ... Irish gone ghosted
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2:00pm Sun 7 Sep 14

mouthalmighty says...

Irish gone ghosted wrote:
This is a sad world we live in with people so disgusting and in human they commits this offensives of crime that ruining peoples life and destroy them inside and there family's, these people need to done with and hung, that women is a self centered women with no pride or self respect to let my father do that to her and needs to be deported asap and as for my father he needs to be hung if they would be so nice to bring hanging back. as he is institutionalized and has no hope in hell of socializing in this world we live in today, I don't know how myself has been produced from this vulgar creature but at work reading this jus make me so sick i have to comment to release some form of angry this mess brings me ...
Well done. You've recognised his beliefs and rejected them. Unlike so many who say family matters. Yeah they do matter, but only if they are decent trying hard to do well. You won't be judged by your fathers choices, or rather you shouldn't. Keep up the positive good living you have strived for. Well done again.
[quote][p][bold]Irish gone ghosted[/bold] wrote: This is a sad world we live in with people so disgusting and in human they commits this offensives of crime that ruining peoples life and destroy them inside and there family's, these people need to done with and hung, that women is a self centered women with no pride or self respect to let my father do that to her and needs to be deported asap and as for my father he needs to be hung if they would be so nice to bring hanging back. as he is institutionalized and has no hope in hell of socializing in this world we live in today, I don't know how myself has been produced from this vulgar creature but at work reading this jus make me so sick i have to comment to release some form of angry this mess brings me ...[/p][/quote]Well done. You've recognised his beliefs and rejected them. Unlike so many who say family matters. Yeah they do matter, but only if they are decent trying hard to do well. You won't be judged by your fathers choices, or rather you shouldn't. Keep up the positive good living you have strived for. Well done again. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 1

9:54am Wed 10 Sep 14

Irish gone ghosted says...

mouthalmighty wrote:
Irish gone ghosted wrote:
This is a sad world we live in with people so disgusting and in human they commits this offensives of crime that ruining peoples life and destroy them inside and there family's, these people need to done with and hung, that women is a self centered women with no pride or self respect to let my father do that to her and needs to be deported asap and as for my father he needs to be hung if they would be so nice to bring hanging back. as he is institutionalized and has no hope in hell of socializing in this world we live in today, I don't know how myself has been produced from this vulgar creature but at work reading this jus make me so sick i have to comment to release some form of angry this mess brings me ...
Well done. You've recognised his beliefs and rejected them. Unlike so many who say family matters. Yeah they do matter, but only if they are decent trying hard to do well. You won't be judged by your fathers choices, or rather you shouldn't. Keep up the positive good living you have strived for. Well done again.
Thank you very much for some faith in others not judging me by his mistake, i love my family to bits but that moment i left them was the best decision for my self and life and i have become a very different person as to what i was brought up to be, i just want the British system to crack down a bit more, if they didn't let him out before he wouldn't of be able to re-offend and hurt these Innocent old people.
your comment has given me more strength to carry on knowing what im doing is write i thank you very much again.
[quote][p][bold]mouthalmighty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Irish gone ghosted[/bold] wrote: This is a sad world we live in with people so disgusting and in human they commits this offensives of crime that ruining peoples life and destroy them inside and there family's, these people need to done with and hung, that women is a self centered women with no pride or self respect to let my father do that to her and needs to be deported asap and as for my father he needs to be hung if they would be so nice to bring hanging back. as he is institutionalized and has no hope in hell of socializing in this world we live in today, I don't know how myself has been produced from this vulgar creature but at work reading this jus make me so sick i have to comment to release some form of angry this mess brings me ...[/p][/quote]Well done. You've recognised his beliefs and rejected them. Unlike so many who say family matters. Yeah they do matter, but only if they are decent trying hard to do well. You won't be judged by your fathers choices, or rather you shouldn't. Keep up the positive good living you have strived for. Well done again.[/p][/quote]Thank you very much for some faith in others not judging me by his mistake, i love my family to bits but that moment i left them was the best decision for my self and life and i have become a very different person as to what i was brought up to be, i just want the British system to crack down a bit more, if they didn't let him out before he wouldn't of be able to re-offend and hurt these Innocent old people. your comment has given me more strength to carry on knowing what im doing is write i thank you very much again. Irish gone ghosted
  • Score: 1

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