Serial burglar jailed for two years and nine monthsBy Hugh Fort
September 11, 2012
A serial burglar who was twice caught inside houses by their owners has been jailed after admitting five raids on homes around Bracknell Forest.
Peter Cassese, 19, of Rainforest Walk was sentenced to two years and nine months in prison at Reading Crown Court on Friday.
In court on Monday, July 9, Cassese admitted burgling a house in Balfour Crescent in Bracknell at around 6am on Tuesday, April 17.
While inside the house he was caught by the owner as he taking the man's wallet.
In court, he also admitted raiding another house in Bullbrook on Tuesday, April 13, where he was caught by the owner stealing cash, before running off.
In another burglary in March, he took a tv, an X Box and an iPod from a house in Rainforest Walk.
On Sunday, July 22, he broke into a house in Worlds End Hill, Forest Park, through an insecure back door, and stole money, keys and a handbag.
The last raid in his spree was breaking into a storage cupboard outside a house in Cherbury Close in Bracknell, where he stole a bag full of cash.,
Detective Constable Matthew Pytches, investigating, said: “I am pleased with the sentence, which demonstrates how seriously burglary offences are treated and investigated in Bracknell.
“The fact that Cassese admitted his guilt at the earliest opportunity and asked for offences to be taken into consideration is to his credit and has enabled us to update victims far more quickly.”