Bradford burglar jailed after ignoring warnings

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford burglar jailed after ignoring warnings Bradford burglar jailed after ignoring warnings

A judge has warned burglars they will go to prison when he locked up a teenager who ignored a police caution for house-breaking.

Judge Jonathan Rose told Richard Olah: “Your legal advocate says you are stupid and foolish.

“I disagree with that. You are a criminal. You are a burglar.

“You were dealt with leniently with a caution last year. It was a warning you ignored.”

Olah, 19, of Springfield Avenue, Scholemoor, Bradford, was sent to a young offender institution for 16 months.

He was committed to Bradford Crown Court for sentence after pleading guilty before magistrates to burgling a house on Great Horton Road in the city on October 24.

Prosecutor Camille Morland said Olah and his friends were guests at the home of their victim, Damian Klozyk.

After socialising with him, they left, leaving open a window so they could sneak back in later and take his TV and DVD player, valued at a total of £1,000.

CCTV footage showed Olah, a Czech national, outside the property where he acted as look-out and took the stolen goods when they were passed to him through the window.

Miss Morland said Mr Klozyk was at home asleep when his home was raided.

Last year, Olah was cautioned for burglary when he used the same method to steal from a house where he had been a guest.

His solicitor advocate, Ash Mahmood, said it was only after he left Mr Klozyk’s home that he was told the window had been left open so it could be burgled.

He was promised money from the sale of the stolen property if he helped to take it but received nothing.

Olah came to the UK with his family seven years ago and had been looking for work.

Judge Rose told Olah: “Having been a guest in this man’s home, one of your group opened a window as a premeditated action to burgle it that night.

“You were warned by the caution and you will have to take your punishment now.

“Burglars go to prison. You are going to prison for 16 months.”

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7:07am Thu 26 Dec 13

Albion. says...

How long will he actually serve though?
How long will he actually serve though? Albion.

7:10am Thu 26 Dec 13

freespeech says...

16 months, released after 8 months, even earlier if agree's to the satellite tracking, hardly a deterrent. The maximum sentence for this offence is 14 years! Not a bad stretch for being caught.
16 months, released after 8 months, even earlier if agree's to the satellite tracking, hardly a deterrent. The maximum sentence for this offence is 14 years! Not a bad stretch for being caught. freespeech

9:26am Thu 26 Dec 13

collos25 says...

Judges seem to live in their own little world .
Judges seem to live in their own little world . collos25

10:22am Thu 26 Dec 13

BertSanders says...

A good judgement - he will be out sooner - but should he offend before the
sentence is over it will be serious.
A good judgement - he will be out sooner - but should he offend before the sentence is over it will be serious. BertSanders

11:01am Thu 26 Dec 13

bd7 helper says...

At least its a start
At least its a start bd7 helper

11:23am Thu 26 Dec 13

Mik_e says...

Further draining of taxpayers money as a result of EU membership.
Further draining of taxpayers money as a result of EU membership. Mik_e

12:08pm Thu 26 Dec 13

The Hoffster says...

Olah, 19, of Springfield Avenue, Scholemoor, Bradford, was sent to a young offender institution for 16 months.


Yep; that'll tell him. In for 16 months and out in 8. And then the (many) chances to do it all over again.

Such a lovely judiciary we have. Give them the absolute minimum because the Government is too tight-@rsed to keep them in for longer.

And yes, I'd say longer sentences work. Keep them in for years, in solitary, and sooner or later they'll realise what a waste their pathetic lives are.
[quote]Olah, 19, of Springfield Avenue, Scholemoor, Bradford, was sent to a young offender institution for 16 months. [/quote] Yep; that'll tell him. In for 16 months and out in 8. And then the (many) chances to do it all over again. Such a lovely judiciary we have. Give them the absolute minimum because the Government is too tight-@rsed to keep them in for longer. And yes, I'd say longer sentences work. Keep them in for years, in solitary, and sooner or later they'll realise what a waste their pathetic lives are. The Hoffster

3:24pm Thu 26 Dec 13

yorkshire born says...

How much would it cost to send him back to the Czech republic?
How much would it cost to send him back to the Czech republic? yorkshire born

4:18am Sat 28 Dec 13

TirNaNog says...

yorkshire born wrote:
How much would it cost to send him back to the Czech republic?
About £254 return with a change at Amsterdam. I don't think he's available for a holiday until at least August but it's very generous of you.
[quote][p][bold]yorkshire born[/bold] wrote: How much would it cost to send him back to the Czech republic?[/p][/quote]About £254 return with a change at Amsterdam. I don't think he's available for a holiday until at least August but it's very generous of you. TirNaNog

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