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Burglar jailed after ransacking Cambridge home and leaving heavily pregnant woman terrified

A man who broke into the home of a heavily pregnant woman leaving her terrified for the safety of herself and her unborn baby has been jailed.

Kevin Wall broke into the property in Tweedsmuir Court, Cambridge on 5 May last year where he ransacked the downstairs before walking into the victim’s bedroom where she was resting.

Kevin Wall Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Kevin Wall Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Wall demanded the woman, in her 30s, leave the room and claimed he was from the council before asking where her money and rings were kept. He found a purse containing £2,500 and pushed the victim away as she attempted to retrieve it.

The 34-year-old left with the cash and jewellery. The victim managed to take a photo of Wall as he was rummaging through her bedroom.

Wall then broke into a property in Crowland Way, Cambridge, between 9 and 11 May 2023, and made off with some sentimental jewellery and £25 in cash. He left his blood at the scene after breaking glass to enter the property.

Wall was arrested on 11 May 2023 after he was spotted by officers driving a stolen Hyundai i30. He was followed into White Rose Walk, Cambridge, where he attempted to abandon the vehicle and run off.

Wall, of no fixed address, was sentenced to five years in prison at Cambridge Crown Court on Wednesday (12 June) after pleading guilty to two counts of burglary, handling stolen goods, dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance and escaping lawful custody.

Det Con Zoe Bramley, from the Southern Acquisitive Crime Team, said: “The victim in the burglary was heavily pregnant, just days away from giving birth. She was genuinely terrified. She didn’t know what Wall was capable of and feared for the safety of herself and her unborn baby.

“Burglary is not a victimless crime. It is traumatic to lose valuable and personal items from your home and the shock of having your property invaded while you are away can be deeply upsetting.

“I hope following the sentence offers some reassurance that justice has been served by the courts.”

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