Burglar who raided elderly woman's home in Luton jailed for 4 years

A burglar who raided an elderly woman's home in Luton has been handed a four year jail term.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 4:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 6:02 pm
Christopher Smith has been jailed for four years

Christopher Smith, 33 of no fixed abode, was found guilty of burglary at Luton Crown Court on Friday, March 19, and sentenced to four years in prison.

On May 29 last year, an elderly lady was sat in her garden in Brays Court at around 3.30pm, when Smith entered the location and searched the property.

He stole a large amount of cash and jewellery.

Smith was captured after being identified on CCTV footage near the scene.

Forensic officers lifted a footprint from the scene that was linked to a distinctive pair of trainers Smith had recently worn.

DC Jason Wheeler said: “We are glad officers were able to identify him quickly thanks to extensive phone work and support from the scenes of crime unit.

“Smith is a prolific burglar and I hope that this sentence will give him time to reflect on his actions and get the support needed to help him turn his life around.

“We will continue to crack down on this type of crime in our county, and we will continue to bring offenders to justice.”