Burglar who broke into Whitechapel house jailed as police continue to hunt for accomplices
- Credit: Met Police
A burglar who was part of an armed gang that broke into a Whitechapel house in the middle of the night has been jailed for 11 years.
Huseyin Bolat, of Cunningham Road, Tottenham, was sentenced today (Tuesday) having been found guilty of aggravated burglary last month.
Snaresbrook Crown Court heard how the 22-year-old was part of a group who forced entry to a house in Sidney Street at around 3.30am on July 27 last year.
The group, some of whom had knives, then threatened the occupants and stole items including a Rolex watch and jewellery.
Bolat and his accomplices were caught on CCTV installed in the property and he was arrested after being spotted by a police officer some days later.
You may also want to watch:
But Det Con Michael Dixon, who led the investigation, said that Bolat’s sentencing did not mean it was closed and asked for the public’s help in identifying three other suspects.
He said: ““The case remains very much live and I want to speak to anyone who can provide any information that will help us catch the remaining suspects and bring them to justice.
- 1 Transfer round-up: Leyton Orient bring in eight as departures find new clubs
- 2 Midfielder Ouss Cisse confirms Leyton Orient departure
- 3 Man stabbed outside West India Quay DLR station
- 4 Data reveals house price rises in Olympic boroughs since London 2012
- 5 Police chief to be quizzed at East London Mosque
- 6 Campaigners taking on town hall to keep Isle of Dogs youth club open
- 7 Somali kitchen in Bethnal Green gets halal help from Amazon staff
- 8 Leyton Orient could be without key forwards for season opener at Salford
- 9 Tokyo 2020: Poplar children have their own 'Olympics'
- 10 Guilty: Who was jailed across east London in July?
“We are releasing three images of suspects taken from CCTV on the morning of the burglary - if you can identify any of those shown, please contact police immediately.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting CAD 859/27JUL18 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.