Burglars jailed for targeting homes across north London including Cricklewood

Peter Galer and Lofti Boubekeur struck between May and June last year.

A pair of burglars who targeted a string of properties including a house in Cricklewood where one of them had once lived have been jailed for a total of six years.

Peter Galer, 46, of Galsworthy Road, Cricklewood, and Lofti Boubekeur, 25, of Cranfield Drive, Hendon, struck between May and June last year.

Wood Green Crown Court heard the men broke into homes across North London including an address in Cumbrian Gardens where Boubekeur had lodged with a retired couple.

The shameless thieves scaled a brick wall at the back of the property and using a garden fork, they prised open the back door and a locked metal gate.

Once inside they stole more than �50,000 of jewellery, including sentimental pieces, and identity documents.

Yesterday (Thursday), both men were sentenced after admitting to carrying out a number of burglaries, converting the proceeds of crime, and possession of identity documents with improper intention.

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Galer was jailed for four years and Boubekeur was sentenced to two.

Barnet Police have seized a substantial amount of property believed to have been stolen in residential burglaries which they wish to reunite with their owners.

To have a look at the photos of the property visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/metropolitanpolice/sets/72157631188902954/.