Two women fly 7,500 miles to smash into millionaire businessman's home
10.08.2023 - 11:05
Two Chilean women flew to Britain as 'burglary tourists' to target a millionaire businessman's wife for her designer handbags and jewellery, a court heard.
Rosa Dotes-Perez, 33, and Francisca Santana, 19, broke into the victim's £3million Cheshire home after being picked up by Jean Paul Pizarro-Carrasco, who had just arrived in the UK. The pair damaged CCTV cameras and stole around £15,000 worth of luxury goods, including precious gifts and treasured items, from the home in Lymm while the victim and her husband were on holiday.
Officers busted them, though, after automatic number place recognition caught their rental car on false plates. Police searched the car and found designer handbags, jewellery and £400.
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They also found marriage and birth certificates belonging the victim, a crow bar and tools. Mother-of-three Dotes-Perez and mother-one-one beautician Francisca Santana later cited mental health issues as mitigation for their crimes.
In a statement read at Chester Crown Court, the victim, an officer manageress, said she and her husband, who runs their family financial services company in Manchester, were left to feel 'unsafe in their own home'.
She said: "My husband and I have worked hard to afford a house, a car and all the nice things such as designer handbags. Some of these handbags were gift bought by friends and family who have also worked hard to purchase them.
"I feel angry that they were able to come into our house and search it while we were not even there. My house is meant to be a safe space and not only a place for me and my husband to live, but also a place where family can stay over.
"Since the burglary, we have been