Men who burgled a house could face deportation once they are released from prison

16:49 30 June 2014

Mantas Pronckus

Mantas Pronckus

Archant

Two men who burgled a house could face deportation once they are freed from jail.

Marius SiurkusMarius Siurkus

Mantas Pronckus, 27, and accomplice Marius Siurkus, 32, burgled the property in Eastfield Road, Peterborough, in March after noticing the victim leave in her car while they were walking past.

Pronckus was jailed for two years and Siurkus for a year at Peterborough Crown Court last Tuesday after both pleaded guilty to the latest burglary at an earlier hearing.

Pronckus also asked for another burglary in Northfield Road, Peterborough, on January 25, to be taken into consideration.

Both are now being considered for deportation.

Pronckus had been jailed for 20 months in September 2012 for committing two burglaries in Peterborough but was released from HMP Peterborough early on agreement he spend the rest of his sentence in Lithuania.

However, he returned early, and was arrested in April for another burglary. He was sentenced to eight months in prison and released early again on agreement he returns to Lithuania.

The court heard that after seeing the opportunity on March 8, Pronckus broke into the property through a rear door while Siurkus remained outside the front as look-out.

However, the victim’s daughter returned and, as she walked in the front door, Pronckus escaped out the back and both offenders ran off through Peterborough Regional College with stolen jewellery and two iPads.

Police officers went to the scene and identified both suspects from CCTV at the college as well as finding jewellery they had left near the college. Amongst this property was a pair of glasses belonging to Pronckus.

Siurkus was arrested on March 17 at his home in St Martin’s Street, Peterborough, and Pronckus detained seven days later at his home in Swanspool, Peterborough.

DC Jason Hancock, who investigated, said: “Pronckus and Siurkus thought they would be able to burgle this home without being detected.

“But the actions of the victim’s daughter meant police were quickly on the scene to view the CCTV, trace the discarded goods and importantly identify the glasses Pronckus had dropped.

“We treat burglary very seriously and will continue to arrest and put offenders before the courts.”

More news stories

17:09
Police are currently investigating a sudden death in Landbeach - they were called at lunchtime today (February 21).

Officers are currently investigating the circumstances of the death of a man in Landbeach.

17:33
An animal rescue charity is appealing for information after a dog was abandoned and left tied to a fence in Cambridgeshire. PHOTO: RSPCA.

An animal rescue charity is appealing for information after a dog was abandoned and left tied to a fence in Cambridgeshire.

14:52
East Cambridgeshire District Council will recommend the approval of 80 additional parking spaces at Littleport rail station next week. PHOTO: Steve Williams

An additional 80 parking spaces at Littleport rail station will be given the green light next week.

17:38
John Davis with the drawing of the passenger version of the hover train that he drew just before the company folded.

The sudden end to high speed hover train experiments in the Fens in 1973 was a ‘devastating blow’ to the team working on creating public transport for the future.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter