TODAY, Friday (Dec 20) seven people who have been convicted of being involved in over 80 burglaries across South Wales have been sentenced to over 35 years’ imprisonment.

They were arrested as part of Operation Timmia which was set up to target an increase in burglaries and car thefts.

Supt Cath Larkman, of Western BCU, said: “These burglaries had a significant impact on their victims many of whom were vulnerable. These burglars smashed their way into people’s homes not caring if the occupants were home or not.

“No stone would be left unturned in investigating these offences and bringing the offenders to justice.

“We set up a dedicated operation team called Operation Timmia who relentlessly investigated these offences.

“While we recognise nothing can undo that these burglaries have taken place and the significant impact on these victims, we do hope the actions we took and today’s sentences do provide some comfort to them that justice has been done.”

The individual sentences are

Kieran Joyce, 28, of Leicester, 10 years conspiracy to commit burglary with intent to steal

William Joyce, 24, eight years for conspiracy to commit burglary with intent to steal.

Patrick Joyce, 21, eight years conspiracy to commit burglary with intent to steal

Daniel Joyce, 36, of Swansea Vale, six years for conspiracy to commit burglary with intent to steal

A 17 -year-old youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, four years for conspiracy to commit burglary with intent to steal
Mary Connors, 23, of Cardiff, handling stolen goods 200 hours of community service over 12 months

Christine Joyce, 59, of Swansea Vale, handling stolen goods 200 hours of community service over 12 months.

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