Two men have been jailed for a string of thefts and burglaries across south Bucks, which saw them steal cash, jewellery, car keys and handbags. 

Tiago Mendes, 19, of Thorpe Crescent, Watford, Hertfordshire and 18-year-old Patrick Hanrahan, of no fixed abode, carried out a series of burglaries at addresses in Denham, Little Chalfont, Stokenchurch, Chalfont St Peter and Amersham in Bucks, and Harrow and Northwood in London.

On March 29, the pair were convicted and sentenced after Mendes pleaded guilty to nine counts of burglary, two counts of attempted burglary and two counts of theft and Hanrahan pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and one count of attempted burglary.

Mendes was sentenced to a total of six years and three months’ in prison, while Hanrahan was jailed for two years and eight months.

They were both disqualified from driving.

On February 12 last year, Mendes entered a property in Upper Road, Denham and stole electrical items, keys, a handbag, and a purse containing bank cards and cash.

Between February 22 and 26, 2016, Mendes and Hanrahan broke into a home in Elizabeth Avenue, Little Chalfont and stole cash and jewellery.

They also got into a property in Kiln Avenue between February 22 and 25 last year with intent to steal. 

On February 29, 2016, Mendes and Hanrahan stole jewellery, cash and a bank card from a home in Linfields, Little Chalfont. 

The thefts continued into 2017, and between January 10 and 13, Mendes stole a set of car keys, a handbag and a purse from a house in Pigeon Farm Road, Stokenchurch.

Just days later, a rucksack, cash and jewellery were taken from a property in Monument Lane, Chalfont St Peter on January 17. 

The next day, Mendes stole two laptops and a television from Farm Close, Little Chalfont and a set of car keys from a house in Grimsdells Lane. 

Mendes also stole or attempted to steal from homes in Hampden Road, Harrow, and Cranbourne Road, Northwood. 

Investigating officer, PC James Wiggs, based at Amersham police station, said: “I am pleased with these convictions and that both Mendes and Hanrahan have received significant custodial sentences.

“I would also like to mention PC Penny Jefferys for her work in securing these convictions.

“This shows the consequences of theft and burglary, and that Thames Valley Police will thoroughly investigate these crimes, and where possible, look to secure convictions.”