Liverpool man jailed for burglary at home of elderly woman

A man who broke into the home of a pensioner in Liverpool has been jailed for two years.

Andrew Kaufman, 50, of Halewood, stole a quantity of prescription medicine when he entered the property on the evening of 25 July 2023 while the elderly female occupier was at home.

He was jailed for two years at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday, 23 February. The court also imposed a three-year restraining order.

In a statement to police the victim said, “Since the day it happened I have had waves of flashbacks where I can see him in the kitchen. What happened was so intrusive on my private life and the thought that he’d been in my flat makes me feel unsafe in my own home. I would never what someone else to experience this.”

Detective Sergeant Steve Byrom said, “Everyone has the right to feel safe in their own home. Kaufman took away that right and I am pleased that he is behind bars as a result of his actions.

“As part of Operation Castle we are committed to reducing burglaries, bringing offenders to justice, and ultimately sparing residents the anguish of being a victim of burglary and we will continue to work proactively with communities and our partners.

“The support of our communities is vital in helping us put offenders behind bars. If you discover video footage on your home security camera or smart doorbell that shows someone acting suspiciously on your property, you can upload it for the attention of the Operation Castle team here:
https://unitedkingdom1cpp-portal.digital-policing.co.uk/merseyside/appeal/castle

Click here for advice and protection against burglary: https://www.merseyside.police.uk/advice-and-protection/burglary-and-theft/

You can share any other information you think is useful viathe Merseyside Police social media desk on X @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’.

You can also pass information via Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org

Image: Merseyside Police/Andrew Kaufman

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