Serial burglar jailed after targeting properties across east London on Christmas Day

A serial burglar who targeted properties across east London on Christmas Day has been jailed for six years.

Met officers managed to track down and capture 26-year-old Ethan Veiro after he robbed and burgled a spate of victims on December 25 2022.

Sergeant Adam Sparrow, investigating officer, said: “We know the damaging effect burglaries can have to individuals and communities which is why in our A New Met for London plan we’re working to reduce this type of crime across London.

“Veiro managed to commit the series of offences very quickly but was tracked and pursued through the streets by my officers. I commend their actions, which will mean he now spends a significant amount of time behind bars.”Veiro’s spree began in the early hours of Christmas Day when he stole a car in Wood Lane, Dagenham. The vehicle was later found abandoned on Waterbeach Road, Dagenham.

He went on to target addresses across the Dagenham area, escaping with house keys, a bicycle, cash and a set of car keys, which he used to steal another car.


Met officers received reports of the stolen car and circulated a description of it.

Veiro was located in the car at midday in Redbridge, when a pursuit broke out after he failed to stop.

The chase began in Ilford and went on to Essex but when Veiro drove onto the M11, specially trained Met officers were able to perform a tactical contact manoeuvre to safely stop the vehicle and prevent it from driving off. He was arrested and taken into custody.

Ethan Veiro, 26 (05.07.97), of Orsett Terrace, Woodford Green, was found guilty of four counts of burglary and one count of robbery and was sentenced to six years in jail at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Tuesday, 26 March.

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