Callous burglar who stole belongings from Garden City girl who died of leukaemia is jailed.
A callous thief who broke into a house in Garden City stealing jewellery, cameras and a computer containing photographs of 11-year-old Caitlyn Taylor who died following a battle with leukaemia, has been jailed for three years.
Polish national Michael Baranowski, 33, stole items from Caitlyn’s bedroom which had remained untouched since her tragic death in 2011.
Baranowski who lived just two doors away from Robert and Anne-Marie Taylor on Sandy Lane broke in while they were on holiday,
Some of the stolen jewellery belonging to Caitlyn has since been melted down and will never be recovered.
Mold Crown Court heard Baranowski had vomited on the dining room floor of the house while he was burgling it, he was arrested after his fingerprint was found at the scene.
In the space of two months, Baranowski burgled the homes of two Deeside neighbours and stole from a third.
Judge Geraint Walters said: “There is something particularly mean about going around burgling neighbours.
“In July and August this year, you embarked on a campaign of dishonesty directed towards your immediate neighbours.
The offence you committed at the Taylors’ has had life-changing consequences for the family.
“Little gain for you was an enormous loss to them.”
Sarah White, defending, said Baranowski had come to the UK with his partner six years ago and worked in the recycling industry.
But he had debt, drink and mental health problems.
He did not know of the Taylor family tragedy and was full of remorse.
Arrested and interviewed afterwards, the defendant admitted what he had done.
Baranowksi was jailed for three years.
Flintshire North Inspector , Dave Jolly, said;
“ We welcome the sentence given to Baranowski.
This was a particularly unpleasant crime and the court has recognised the impact it has had on a grieving family.
I would also like to thank the local community for the support they gave in helping to bring this offender to justice.”Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com
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