A burglar from Northolt who targeted ‘elderly and vulnerable residents’ has been jailed after the Met’s Flying Squad and local officers worked with the community to bring him to justice.
Luke Connors, 23 from Northolt, was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit burglary and robbery, following a two-week trial.
He was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on Monday, 3 July after being guilty on Thursday, 29 June.
Detective Superintendent Simon Moring, from the Met’s Flying Squad, said: “Luke Connors committed violent burglaries in north and west London. By listening and working with residents we were able to investigate, detain and convict him for his heinous offences.”
The court heard that Connors was involved in a series of burglaries between August 31, 2022, and October 28, with a total value of stolen items amounting to approximately £200,000.
One incident involved a man in his 70s who was followed home from a pub and attacked before his dash-cam was stolen. The local community, including the Neighbourhood Watch and other residents, provided CCTV footage to the police, which helped identify the vehicle used by the offenders.
The Flying Squad, in collaboration with local officers and other police forces, identified 11 linked series of burglaries. Detectives reviewed extensive CCTV and automatic number plate recognition data, conducted surveillance, and subsequently arrested Connors on November 1 in Paddington Green. Two other individuals were also arrested, charged, and await trial in connection with these crimes.