Milton Keynes man sentenced to four years in prison burglary, fraud and other offences

    Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been sentenced following a series of burglary incidents, fraud and other offences in Milton Keynes.

    Dwayne Brown, aged 38, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment following a two-day hearing at Wood Green Crown Court on Tuesday (28/11).

    At the same hearing, Brown pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud, two counts of robbery and one count each of burglary, handling stolen goods and theft.

    On 10 May this year, at around 4.45pm, Brown attended a property in Viscount Way posing as a gas engineer.

    He forced his way into the victim’s house, pushed them into a table, and stole the victim’s card holder from their trousers. The stolen bank card was then used at Asda supermarket to make a fraudulent purchase. Fortunately, the victim, a man in his eighties, was not injured.

    Later on 16 May, at around 2.10pm, Brown stole a handbag from a property in St. Martin’s Street. He then used the victim’s bank cards at Tesco and Asda supermarkets. The victim, a woman in her seventies, was not injured in the incident.

    Then, on 18 May, at around 3.50pm, the victim, a woman in her eighties, was walking back to her home address having been shopping.

    Brown spotted the victim, stopped and rode his bicycle back in the direction of her home. Brown then followed the victim to the rear garden and robbed her gold necklace by using force to pull it from around her neck.

    He then entered a nearby Cash converters with another man who he paid to cash in the stolen necklace. The victim was not injured in the incident.

    Brown was arrested on 13 June this year, and was charged the following day.

    Investigating officer Detective Constable Christopher Smart, of the Priority Crime Team based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “Dwayne Brown has meticulously targeted the vulnerable elderly people in the area of Bletchley. 

    “I am very pleased that Brown has been convicted of these despicable crimes targeting those most vulnerable in society.

    “His attempts to evade police by attempting to hide out in London were futile.

    “Brown now faces consequences for his actions after committing these crimes against the elderly.

    “The Milton Keynes Priority Crime team is committed to protecting the public and bringing offenders to justice. I hope that this case serves as an example that we will pursue you and ensure you are put before the courts.”

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