Serial burglar described as a “one man crime wave” jailed for multiple offences that took place in Westminster

A man who committed a variety of crimes in the Westminster area over a number of months – including burglaries, homophobic abuse and threatening someone with a samurai sword – has been jailed.

Philip Oyelade, 40, of no fixed address, was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail for a slew of offences including assault, possession of offensive weapons, and drug and public order offences.

Oyelade pleaded guilty to a residential burglary in Edbrooke Road, Westminster, in August 2019, where he and an unidentified accomplice were captured on CCTV stealing £20,000 worth of goods including laptops, handbags and a driving licence. During this incident, £5,000 worth of damage was caused.

Philip Oyelade

Oyelade also pleaded guilty to a burglary at a private garage in Barnwood Close in November 2019, where he was confronted by the owner.

Oyelade was arrested at the scene by police who were searching for him in connection with four other  burglaries in the area.

He also pleaded guilty to possession of a Class B drug, which was found on him during his arrest, and an offence in connection with homophobic abuse he subjected the arresting officers to.

Oyelade also admitted assault and possession of an offensive weapon during an incident in July 2019.

He was captured on CCTV at a youth centre in Clearwell Drive head-butting a youth worker and brandishing a samurai sword.

Detective Constable Sam Ekeocha said: “It would not be an exaggeration to describe Philip Oyelade as a one man crime wave in the W9 postcode.

“He is a violent man who did not think twice about breaking into people’s homes in broad daylight.

“It was the bravery of the residents, workers and police officers of the W9 area which lead to his arrest and subsequent conviction.”

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