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Woman jailed for brazen burglary

27 Feb 2018

A Luton woman was jailed on Friday (23 February) after stealing almost every item from a dead man’s apartment.

Debbie Massey, 50, of Wellington Street, Luton was sentenced to 15 months in prison in Luton Crown Court after pleading guilty to burglary.

Between 27 July and 31 July 2017 Massey entered the apartment of someone who had recently died, and stole everything bar a broken washing machine from it.

The family of the man who had lived at the address reported the incident to the police after visiting the apartment and finding that it had been stripped of every piece of furniture and personal property - even the light fittings.

Detective Sergeant Tom Hamm said: “This was an appalling case in which a family already stricken with grief were dealt an extra blow by this woman’s cruel actions.

“Massey took advantage of a tragic situation for her own personal gain and we’re pleased she has received a custodial sentence.

“We are committed to tackling burglary offences in Bedfordshire and bringing those responsible to justice.”

Debbie Massey
Debbie Massey

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