West Sussex crook jailed for string of burglaries

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A SERIAL burglar whose home was described by police as an ‘Aladdin’s cave’ has been jailed.

Lukasz Ksiezopolski was convicted of his crimes after a joint investigation by Hampshire and Sussex police.

The 27-year-old was convicted of a burglary in Hawthorn Road, Bognor, as well as one in Meyrick Road, Havant, in March this year.

Detective Constable Jon Woolley, who led the joint operation called Op Peapod with Hampshire police, said: ‘Ksiezopolski’s home was like an Aladdin’s cave of stolen property including dozens of items from reported burglaries in Sussex and Hampshire.

‘The job then began of trying to trace where all the recovered electrical goods, jewellery and other items had come from.’

Some items have been reunited with owners, but unclaimed property can be seen at http://peapod.sussex-police.co.uk/igallery.asp

Ksiezopolski, of Hawthorn Road, Bognor, was sentenced at Chichester Crown Court to 15 months in prison.

Det Con Woolley added: ‘We know Ksiezopolski used the train to travel across Hampshire and West Sussex and our enquiries are ongoing with regards to further burglaries.’

Call police on 101, quoting Operation Peapod.