Burglars target home of OAP receiving care

Daily Echo: Burglars target home of OAP receiving care Burglars target home of OAP receiving care

THREE men broke into the home of a man who was away receiving care for dementia.

The 87-year-old homeowner wasn’t at his home in Mousehole Lane when Jaan Beljajev, Valeri Darmin and Raigo Tamm, targeted the address.

Southampton Crown Court was told how a neighbour of the pensioner confronted Beljajev as they saw him walking away from the property with a bag containing eight bottles of alcohol.

He was also found to have a pen that had been given to his victim as a Christmas present and an AA membership card.

When police arrived they found the two other defendants in the house.

During his arrest Beljajev, 28, also kicked out at a police officer, striking him in the ankle.

Earlier the same day on March 15 Beljajev also broke into a house in Bitterne Road West– this time while the homeowner was there.

The victim told police how he heard a loud bang which turned out to be his front door being smashed open.

When he walked into his hall he saw the defendant and told him to get out.

Beljajev pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and assaulting a police officer. Darmin, 23, and Tamm, 28, admitted one count of burglary.

All three are Estonian and lived together in a squat at Beech Road in Southampton.

Mitigating for Beljajev Michael Forster said the unemployed butcher had been drinking that day.

For Darmin, Mr Forster said he now wanted to be able to provide for his pregnant girlfriend who is in Latvia. Mark Florida James, for Tamm, said he had gone to the property believing it to be a potential new squat.

Beljajew was handed a |13-month prison term, Darmin was sentenced to nine months in prison while Tamm got the same term but suspended for two years and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

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8:15am Thu 28 Jun 12

ohmywell says...

"SCUM" why are we not deporting them. Absolute wste of space.
"SCUM" why are we not deporting them. Absolute wste of space. ohmywell

8:33am Thu 28 Jun 12

Brussel sprouts are evil says...

So these so called man can walk round from there squat break in in to poor peoples homes and we are not deporting them ?

England has become the cesspit of Europe and scum like this are welcome to it, i just cant wait to get out
So these so called man can walk round from there squat break in in to poor peoples homes and we are not deporting them ? England has become the cesspit of Europe and scum like this are welcome to it, i just cant wait to get out Brussel sprouts are evil

11:49am Thu 28 Jun 12

SOLENTDRIFTER says...

NOT ONLY SHOULD THESE SCUM BE KICKED OUT THE *******E OF A JUDGE SHOULD BE KICKED OUT WITH THEM.....
NOT ONLY SHOULD THESE SCUM BE KICKED OUT THE *******E OF A JUDGE SHOULD BE KICKED OUT WITH THEM..... SOLENTDRIFTER

12:42pm Thu 28 Jun 12

waltons11 says...

In my humble opinion, anyone coming to this counry should abide by our laws and if they don't they should be deported immediatley, it is what any other country would do, why are we so tolerant of low lifes here??
In my humble opinion, anyone coming to this counry should abide by our laws and if they don't they should be deported immediatley, it is what any other country would do, why are we so tolerant of low lifes here?? waltons11

11:30pm Thu 28 Jun 12

Mewling Quim says...

Getting caught, big mistake
Getting caught, big mistake Mewling Quim

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