Detention for burglar who took Audi A1

By Barrie Hudson - 11 May 2022

Crime

A Swindon man aged 21 has been sentenced for a burglary.

Orion Mundy, of Manor Crescent, was sent to youth detention for two years and four months after pleading guilty to the burglary, with a further nine months for separate drug offences, making a total of three years and one month.

On February 10, the occupant of an address in the Lawn area of Swindon was on holiday when she was alerted to suspicious activity at her home via her doorbell camera, which showed her Audi being driven away by a man not known to her.

The police were called and enquiries at the property found the address had been broken into via a back door and car keys stolen, before the car was taken from the driveway. Jewellery of sentimental value was also stolen.

A short time later officers found the stolen Audi and later arrested Mundy at his home address. A number of items were seized including the stolen keys, a crowbar and class A drugs.

Mundy was later charged and appeared for sentencing on 5 May.

Det Con Jared Yalden said: “This is a positive result, not only for the victim, but also for the public – it shows that Wiltshire Police will do everything possible to bring those responsible for burglaries to justice by ensuring they are put before the courts.

“We will always take reports of burglary extremely seriously . The impact that a burglary can have on a victim should never be underestimated. A home should be a safe place and I know this incident continues to really impact on the victim and her family. 

"The homeowner tells me the feelings of violation are overwhelming. I hope this court result goes some way in helping the victim feel safe once again in her own home.”

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