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13 April 2011, 10:22
A woman has been jailed for three years for burglaries at a home and a restaurant in Peterborough.
Monika Holeyova, 26, of Willan Court, Woodston, committed the offences at a terraced house in Thistlemoor Road on October 11 last year and at Chimichanga, in Church Street, in the city centre, on the afternoon of October 27 last year.
In the first offence, Holeyova entered through a gate and then an unlocked door before stealing a handbag from a kitchen work surface. It contained two mobile phones, keys, cash, credit cards and documents.
She made off with the handbag but discarded items from it in a litter bin at the junction of Thistlemoor Road and Lincoln Road. These were found the next morning and after forensic examination were discovered to have Holeyova's fingerprints.
In the second, she entered a staff-only corridor near the main door to the restaurant through a fire exit before making off with a handbag belonging to a member of staff containing a mobile phone, keys and bank cards.
However, Holeyova had been caught on CCTV and she was identified by a Peterborough PCSO.
She later admitted the second burglary and handling stolen goods in relation to the first but denied the dwelling burglary. She was found guilty last month at Peterborough Crown Court.
Yesterday (April 12), at the same court, Holeyova was jailed for three years for the burglary and a further 12 weeks, to run consecutively, for the burglary at Chimichanga. No further punishment was given for the handling offence.
The court also heard Holeyova was subject to a European arrest warrant after being sentenced in her absence to a year in prison for a burglary in her native Slovakia. She will be deported after serving her sentence.