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Couple on burglary spree get jail terms

A COUPLE who engaged in a crime spree have both received jail terms after the proceeds of multiple burglaries were discovered at their home.

Aleksandr Pelesok (33) and his partner Egle Aniolyte (27) both received jail terms after pleading guilty to possession of stolen property following thefts across Munster.

However, Aniolyte had her two-and-a-half year prison term suspended on condition she keep the peace for three years.

Aniolyte, who has a nine- month-old son, must also undertake 240 hours of community service.

Pelesok was jailed for three years but had the final two years of his sentence suspended on condition he leave Ireland within 48 hours of his release.

Pelesok, who has a conviction for theft in his native Lithuania and tried to enter Ireland on a false passport in 2008, must now remain outside Ireland for a period of five years to May 8, 2018.

Raided

Jewellery and computers from a total of six burglaries in Cork and Kerry were discovered by gardai when they raided the home shared by the couple at The Hawthorns, Skibbereen, Co Cork.

Pelesok admitted possession of a stolen E-Machine computer worth €245 and a stolen Dell studio computer worth €1,700, both offences occurring at that address on March 16, 2012.

Aniolyte pleaded guilty to possession of stolen jewellery to the value of €700 at the same date and place.

However, gardai recovered goods from the couple's home linked to a total of six burglaries in Midleton, Schull, Bantry and Clonakilty in Cork and Kenmare in Kerry.

Irish Independent