Man sentenced after stealing 88-year-old’s handbag from care home
PUBLISHED: 10:19 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:30 28 March 2013
A man who stole an elderly woman’s bag from her room in a care home has been sentenced to 40 months in prison.
Craig Woodcraft pleaded guilty to burglary after taking an 88-year-old’s bag from her room in St Joseph’s Rest Home, The Drive, Ilford.
He was sentenced on Monday at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Snaresbrook.
The 27-year-old broke into the woman’s home in October 2006 but was not found at the time.
In January a positive fingerprint match was found under an investigation led by Det Segt Brett Hagen.
Mr Hagen said: “Craig Woodcraft’s crime had remained undetected for six years and he probably thought he had got away with it. I would like to thank the victim’s family for helping us.”
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