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Bogus Callers Jailed After Investigation

Tuesday October 30 2012

Curtis Smith Curtis Smith

TWO Barnsley men have been jailed after being found guilty of distraction burglaries.

Sailey Price, 36, a traveller from Barnsley, was sentenced to five years and six months at Sheffield Crown Court after being found guilty of three counts of distraction burglaries through bogus calling scams in Bolton-upon-Dearne, Wingfield and Goole.

Curtis Smith, 21, from Pogmoor pleaded guilty to one charge of burglary on a property on Nursery Drive, Catcliffe and had three other offences taken into consideration. He received five years imprisonment after it was discovered that he charmed his way into elderly people's homes by claiming he was carrying out roof repairs.

He was part of a distraction burglary team that stole cash and jewellery worth over £15,000.

Acting Detective Inspector Steve Brookes, who has lead the investigation, said: "I am personally satisfied with the sentences which will provide an effective deterrent to this type of offending as these are despicable offences planned and targeted against some of the most vulnerable members of society."

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Reply Posted by dawn ainsworth on Tuesday October 30 2012 at 13:13
GOOD get this scum off our streets,

Reply Posted by Lauren Eland on Tuesday October 30 2012 at 13:16
Things like this never fail to surprise me, i mean why?! It's rediculous.
Two less people to live in fear of....

Reply Posted by judi palmer on Tuesday October 30 2012 at 13:23
This type of scum have preyed on my elderly parents twice this year, bang them up and throw away the keys!!!!

Reply Posted by guestyMcguest on Tuesday October 30 2012 at 13:23
thank you for publcihsing their photos, now if only you could sort it out that they get castrated.

Reply Posted by navekmac on Tuesday October 30 2012 at 16:25
Scum..five years aint long enough for these maggets.

Reply Posted by mel on Tuesday October 30 2012 at 20:52
the all same this type the out to pinch what the can,con people i dont know how they can sleep at night there all for theselves scroungers ,drugdealers ,dirty scum they desreve all they get..

Reply Posted by ian on Saturday November 3 2012 at 18:29
do the people they robbed get to go to there houses and rob all there stuff now they dont need it

Reply Posted by lee on Tuesday December 4 2012 at 03:01
millionaire thiefs