A BURGLAR who left fingerprints and blood at the scene of his crimes has been given extra jail time.

Daniel Olsiewicz, formerly of Bradley Road in Wrexham, appeared at Caernarfon Crown Court via video link from HMP Berwyn on Friday for sentence.

The 41-year-old had previously admitted three offences of burglary.

David Mainstone, prosecuting, told the court that during the early hours of September 10, 2019, an on-call staff member working for the National Trust received notification of an alarm activation at the Coachman's Lodge tea toom at the Erddig Estate.

He attended to investigate and found the latch on a window was broken and a till - which had fortunately been left empty - was overturned.

A window in another office was open when the staff member checked, which led him to the conclusion that the burglar had in fact been at the scene when he arrived and left subsequently.

Fingerprints were recovered at the point of entry, and were later confirmed to be Olsiewicz's.

Then, at around 6am on July 17, 2020, the defendant gained entry to the Lemon Tree in Wrexham using an unsecured window.

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He entered the bar area and took £100 in cash from the till, as well as £70 from an envelope in a drawer and between £30 and £40 from a tip jar.

Olsiewicz stashed them all in a bag he'd taken from the bar and helped himself to a bottle of prosecco before leaving the same way he'd entered.

The defendant returned a few minutes later and let himself into one of the hotel's guest rooms with a key he'd taken from the reception.

It was occupied and the husband and wife staying there chased after Olsiewicz when he took a phone from a nightstand.

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He ran and tried to hide, but eventually gave the item back and ran off.

Once again, his fingerprint and blood were retrieved at the window he used to get in - and in this incident he was captured on the Lemon Trees internal CCTV committing the offences.

He was not arrested until June last year as his fingerprints and DNA were only recently added to the police database, Mr Mainstone said.

The defendant was sentenced to 20 months jail time in February this year after breaching a suspended sentence.

In the UK, he has four convictions for eight offences; including theft and assaulting his wife.

But he has three convictions for burglary in Poland - as well as robbery and theft in that country.

James Coutts, defending, told the court: "The defence invites Your Honour to pass a sentence that won't extend his stay in custody any longer than it needs to be.

"He has children, a new partner and an address in the Wrexham area.

"He wants to focus his attention on dealing with the issues that have clearly been at play here - his addiction to alcohol and the fact he was homeless for quite a period of time.


"His life has moved on since this offending and there has been a delay; albeit he hasn't been on the run if I can put it that way.

"He's been living and working in the area, as a cleaner."

Judge Timothy Petts handed down an overall sentence of one year, to be served consecutive to Olsiewicz's ongoing custodial term.

He must pay £140 in compensation to the hotel, in lieu of a victim surcharge.