Man jailed after stealing PlayStation and other items in burglary

A man has been jailed for four years and four months after a burglary in Ivinghoe in which a PlayStation and other items were stolen.

Monday, 6th February 2017, 12:24 pm
Updated Monday, 6th February 2017, 12:28 pm
John Neville Gomez has been jailed after a burglary in Ivinghoe

John Neville Gomez, 48, of Conwy Place, Pitstone, broke into a house in Ivinghoe on November 4 2016 and stole the PlayStation plus a laptop, mobile phones, jewellery and games.

Gomez appeared at Wycombe Magistrates Court on November 7 2016 but later failed to appear at another court hearing.

He was consequently arrested on warrant and pleaded guilty to both offences.

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Gomez was sentenced to 51 months in prison at Amersham Crown Court last month for the burglary and a further month for failing to appear at court.

DC Gemma Howe said: “We understand that the impact of a home burglary for victims is far greater than the inconvenience of just replacing material items. “Hopefully this sentence sends out a clear message that burglaries will not be tolerated within Thames Valley.

“This custodial sentence means that Gomez will no longer be able to commit similar offences in our communities.”