A MAN who was involved in a large scale conspiracy to steal gas boilers and ovens from people's homes has been jailed for more than five years.

It follows lengthy investigation by Thames Valley Police into Pavel Levinte, who targetted 89 new build homes in Aylesbury, Weston Turville, Bicester, Buckingham and properties in Hampshire and Sussex.

The 36-year-old of Shackleton Road, Slough pleaded guilty to nine counts of conspiracy to burgle in a hearing at Aylesbury Crown Court on January 12.

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The incidents happened between April 23 and June 26, 2021, where he conspired to commit burglary across all four counties.

Police said he entered finished, unoccupied houses to disconnect and steal gas boilers and ovens.

Levinte was arrested on June 20, 2021 and charged on July 2.

Investigating officer PC Jake Farrell, of the Priority Crime team based at Aylesbury police station, said: “Levinte targeted 89 properties on building sites that were uninhabited and took valuable fittings over the course of nine evenings.

“Residential burglary is an invasive crime which Thames Valley Police is always committed to investigating and bringing offenders to justice.

“Levinte will now have to serve a prison sentence as a result of his actions, and I hope he uses this time to reflect on his offending behaviour.”

Pavel Levinte was sentenced to five years and nine months’ imprisonment at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday, April 29.