A man has been jailed today at Manchester Crown Court for a total of 15 years for a series of burglaries and a robbery in south Liverpool and Greater Manchester.
Peter Paradi, 44, of Queens Road, Manchester, was arrested on Thursday, 28 November following investigations into burglaries in Liverpool, and was soon identified as a man wanted by Greater Manchester Police for his involvement in burglaries there.
He was charged and convicted of four counts of burglary and one count of attempt burglary in Liverpool.
Four of the incidents happened on 20 September:
• An attempted burglary at an address in Dudlow Lane, Liverpool between 10.30-11.30am when Paradi was spotted in a back garden
• A burglary at an address in Calder Grange, Liverpool at 1.30pm when cash and jewellery were stolen
• A burglary at an address in Dowsefield Lane, Liverpool between 12.30-2.45pm when a yellow drill and jewellery were stolen
• A burglary at an address on Menlove Avenue, Liverpool at 2.55pm when a safe containing cash and jewellery was taken
And at 1.55pm on 29 October 2019, Paradi was involved in a burglary at an address in Church Road, Woolton in October
During the offences, cash, jewellery and other items were taken.
He was also charged and convicted for 10 burglary offences and one robbery with a firearm in the Greater Manchester area. He was today jailed for 11 years for the robbery and four years for the burglaries which will run consecutively.
Detective Sergeant Darren Hankin said: “Paradi travelled to Liverpool on 20 September with the sole intention of breaking into homes and taking what did not belong to him. He returned on 29 October to continue his heartless campaign, leaving a trail of distress and hurt in his wake.
“Burglars like Paradi think nothing of taking items of great financial and sentimental value to their owners. By breaking into homes they violate the place where people should feel most safe.
“We recognise and understand the huge impact burglaries have on our communities, which is why we launched Op Castle, our targeted operation to prevent burglaries and put offenders before the courts.
“Paradi is the latest in a long line of burglars to be caught and jailed as part of the operation. I have a message for anyone considering such a shameful crime: we have the resources and the determination to catch you and put you before the courts, and you too could end up facing a long prison sentence like Paradi.
“I also want to reassure all victims that we will do everything we can to target burglars, with investigations and community policing teams continuing during the Covid-19 pandemic to work hard to develop intelligence from the community and partners, and will act on all information to pursue offenders.
“With less crimes being reported overall, we have more officers available to do proactive policing work and regularly stop-check people acting suspiciously. We know this deters criminals from operating in these areas, so together we can make these areas hostile places for criminals to operate.”
Anyone with information on burglary is asked to contact our dedicated hotline and email address on 0151 777 7926 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also pass information to the social media desk @MerPolCC, call 101 or you can call or the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously, on 0800 555 111. #OpCastle and #BeatTheBurglar